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Robert Marion La Follette Sr. fue un abogado y político estadounidense. Representó a Wisconsin en ambas cámaras del Congreso y fue gobernador del estado. Republicano durante la mayor parte de su carrera política, se postuló para el cargo de presidente en el Partido Progresista en las elecciones presidenciales de 1924. El historiador John D. Buenker describe a La Follette como «la figura más celebrada de la historia de Wisconsin».
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Robert Marion " Fighting Bob " La Follette Sr. (June 14, 1855 – June 18, 1925), was an American lawyer and politician. He represented Wisconsin in both chambers of Congress and served as the 20th Governor of Wisconsin.
Robert M. La Follette, in full Robert Marion La Follette, byname Fighting Bob, (born June 14, 1855, Primrose, Wisconsin, U.S.—died June 18, 1925, Washington, D.C.), American leader of the Progressive movement who, as governor of Wisconsin (1901–06) and U.S. senator (1906–25), was noted for his support of reform legislation.
- Who Was Robert M. La Follette?
- Early Life
- Declaration of War Against Political Corruption
- Crusading U.S. Senator
- Presidential Run and Death
Robert M. La Follette was an American Republican and politician who is best known as a proponent of progressivism and a fierce opponent to corporate power. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Governor of Wisconsin and a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin during his career. He also ran for President of the United States in 1924.
“Fighting Bob La Follette” was born Robert Marion La Follette in Dane County, Wisconsin, on June 14, 1855. He worked as a farm laborer before entering the University of Wisconsin in 1875. Graduating four years later, La Follette was admitted to the Wisconsin bar in 1880. He married his college sweetheart, Belle Case, on December 31, 1881. La Follet...
His hiatus from politics didn’t last long. In 1891, U.S. Senator Philetus Sawyer, the state’s Republican leader, offered La Follette a bribe to fix a court case. La Follette was furious and declared war on the party machine denouncing the use of money to reverse the will of the people. For the next ten years, La Follette traveled the state speaking...
In 1906, La Follette resigned as governor and was elected to the U.S. Senate. La Follette won instant fame as a Senator not controlled by special interests. Over the next eight years he pushed for dismantling the business trusts, supporting environmental protection, protecting labor unions right to strike, and the 17 Amendment allowing for direct e...
Convinced the war had given big business too much influence in government, La Follette began exposing flagrant corruption. Between 1921 and 1924 he played a prominent role in exposing the Tea Pot Dome scandals. With the support of farm groups, labor organizations and the Socialist Party, La Follette ran for president in 1924, but lost to Calvin Coo...
- Personal life and death
Robert Marion "Young Bob" La Follette Jr. was an American politician serving as a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin from 1925 to 1947. A member of the La Follette family, he was a son of U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator and Wisconsin Governor Robert M. La Follette Sr., and father of Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette. As co-founder of the Pr...
La Follette was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to Robert M. "Fighting Bob" La Follette Sr., and Belle Case La Follette. He had three siblings, including Philip La Follette and Fola La Follette. La Follette attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1913 to 1917 but he did not graduate because of a severe streptococcus infection. He received the...
La Follette served as his father's private secretary between 1919 and 1925.
In 1930, La Follette married Rachel Wilson Young. They had two children, Joseph Oden La Follette and Bronson Cutting La Follette. On February 24, 1953, La Follette was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound just days after his 58th birthday in Washington, D.C. La Follette was interred at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin, and was sur...
La Follette creía que su autobiografía lo ayudaría a ganar votos y dijo: "Cada línea de esta autobiografía está escrita con el propósito expreso de exhibir la lucha por un gobierno más representativo que avanza en este país, y animar a los luchadores". por esa causa".Roosevelt anunció su candidatura a la nominación republicana a principios de 1912, pero La Follette rechazó la solicitud de Pinchot y algunos otros líderes progresistas de abandonar la contienda y respaldar al ...
Robert M. La Follette Se desempeñó en el Congreso de 1885 a 1901 y gobernador de Wisconsin de 1901 a 1906, y fue elegido senador por Wisconsin en 1906, cargo que ocupó hasta su muerte. De 1909 a 1912 encabezó a los insurgentes, el ala progresista del Partido Republicano, que acusó repetidamente a Woodrow Wilson y otros políticos de corrupción.