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Robert M. "Fighting Bob" La Follette, Sr
Birth: Jun. 14, 1855
Primrose
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 1925
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Wisconsin Governor, US Congressman and Senator. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1879 he was admitted to the bar in 1880 and started his practice in Madison, serving as the district attorney of Dane County until 1884. Elected to the US House of Representatives, he served from March 4, 1885 through March 3, 1891 and was a member the Committee on Expenditures for the Department of Agriculture. He served as the Governor of Wisconsin from January 7, 1901 through January 1, 1906. Elected to the US Senate in 1904, he finished his term as governor then assumed his duties January 2, 1906, serving until his death. While in the Senate, he served the Committees for Census, Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia and Manufactures. He failed to win the Republican presidential nomination in 1912 and 1916, but was nominated as the Progressive Party candidate in 1924, receiving thirteen Electoral College votes. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
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 Parents:
  Josiah La Follette (____ - 1856)
  Mary Ferguson Saxton (1818 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Isabelle Case La Follette (1859 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  Flora Dodge La Follette Middleton (1882 - 1970)*
  Flora Dodge La Follette (1882 - 1970)*
  Robert Marion La Follette (1895 - 1953)*
  Philip Fox La Follette (1897 - 1965)*
  Mary Josephine La Follette (1899 - 1988)*
 
 Sibling:
  Marion La Follette (1849 - 1852)*
  Robert M. La Follette (1855 - 1925)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart disease, complicated by asthma and pneumonia
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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