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  LaFollette, William Leroy
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NameWilliam Leroy LaFollette
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Pullman, Washington , United States
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Born November 30, 1860
DiedDecember 20, 1934 (74 years)
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InfoLA FOLLETTE, William Leroy, a Representative from Washington; born in Thorntown, near Shammondale, Boone County, Ind., November 30, 1860; attended the graded schools in Thorntown, Ind., and at the same time clerked in a store and was employed at the jewelry trade; attended Indiana Central Normal College in Thorntown; moved to the Territory of Washington in 1876 and located in the Willamette Valley in Oregon; moved to the Palouse country in 1877; engaged in agricultural pursuits, stock raising, and fruit growing in Whitman County, and was also extensively engaged as an orchardist at Wawawai, Wash.; disposed of his fruit interests in 1908 and moved to Pullman, Wash.; member of the State house of representatives 1899-1901; member of the World�s Fair Commission and had charge of the Washington State building at the Chicago Exposition in 1893; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918; resided in Spokane, Wash., 1920-1923, and Princess Anne, Md., 1924 and 1925; moved to Colfax, Wash., in 1927; resumed his former business activities; died in Colfax, Wash., December 20, 1934; interment in Colfax Cemetery.

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FAMILY
Son William LeRoy "Roy" LaFollette, Jr. 1890-1950
Daughter Suzanne La Follette 1893-1983

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  09/10/1918 WA District 4 - R Primary Lost 19.78% (-21.35%)
  11/07/1916 WA District 4 Won 58.78% (+22.13%)
  11/03/1914 WA District 4 Won 46.23% (+15.65%)
  11/05/1912 WA District 3 Won 33.06% (+3.68%)
  11/08/1910 WA District 3 Won 62.06% (+32.35%)
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US House Speaker - Apr 04, 1911 R Henry Allen Cooper