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Robert M. La Follette


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1924 Socialist President 424649 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Robert Marion La Follette
Born: June 14, 1855 in Primrose, Wisconsin
Died: June 18, 1925 in Washington, D.C.

1880-1884: District Attorney, Dane County
1885-1891: Member, United States House of Representatives [Wisconsin]
1890: Candidate for Congress (Lost)
1901-1906: Governor of Wisconsin
1905-1925: Member, United States Senate [Wisconsin]

  • In the Presidential election of 1924, La Follete was the fourth most successful third-party candidate in US history, winning 16.5% of the popular vote and 13 electoral votes. 
  • A statue of La Follette (donated by Nebraska) sits in the National Statuary Hall Collection.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []

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