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  Nelson, Gaylord A.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameGaylord A. Nelson
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Madison, Wisconsin , United States
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Born June 04, 1916
DiedJuly 03, 2005 (89 years)
ContributorArmyDem
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 07, 2015 02:45pm
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Pro Environment - Married - U.S. Army -
Infoborn in Clear Lake, Polk County, Wis., June 4, 1916; attended the public schools of Clear Lake; graduated from the San Jose (Calif.) State College in 1939 and from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1942; was admitted to the Wisconsin bar the same year; during the Second World War served as a lieutenant in the United States Army for four years, serving overseas in the Okinawa campaign; engaged in the practice of law in Madison, Wis., in 1946; elected to the State senate in 1948, 1952, and 1956, and served as Democratic floor leader for eight years; Governor of Wisconsin 1959-1962; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in November 1962 for the term commencing January 3, 1963; subsequently served out his term as Governor until January 7, 1963, and commenced term in Senate on January 8, 1963; reelected in 1968, and again in 1974, serving from January 8, 1963 , to January 3, 1981; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980; chairman, Select Committee on Small Business (Ninety-third through Ninety-sixth Congresses), Special Committee on Official Conduct (Ninety-fifth Congress); founder of Earth Day 1970; counselor, The Wilderness Society, Washington, D.C.; is a resident of Kensington, Md.


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Jul 03, 2005 09:10am Obituary Gaylord Nelson dies at age 89  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 

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RACES
  11/04/1980 WI US Senate Lost 48.34% (-1.85%)
  08/14/1980 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-72.96%)
  11/05/1974 WI US Senate Won 61.75% (+25.96%)
  07/13/1972 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.00% (-59.07%)
  11/05/1968 WI US Senate Won 61.69% (+23.39%)
  11/06/1962 WI US Senate Won 52.56% (+5.36%)
  11/08/1960 WI Governor Won 51.55% (+3.11%)
  09/13/1960 WI Governor - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1958 WI Governor Won 53.59% (+7.31%)
  11/02/1954 WI District 02 Lost 46.01% (-7.98%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WI US President - D Primary - Feb 17, 2004 D Wesley Clark
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Wesley Clark
US Attorney General - Jan 25, 1977 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
US Vice President - Appointment - Dec 19, 1974 NPA Reject
US Vice President - Appointment - Dec 06, 1973 NPA Reject
U. S. Secretary of State - Sep 21, 1973 NPA Reject
CIA Director - Sep 04, 1973 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Greece - Dec 20, 1969 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 NPA Reject