Robert M. La FolletteProgressive
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) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]