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Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
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United States Senator
from Wisconsin
In office
January 2, 1906 – June 18, 1925
Preceded by Joseph V. Quarles
Succeeded by Robert M. La Follette, Jr.
20th Governor of Wisconsin
In office
January 7, 1901 – January 1, 1906
Lieutenant Jesse Stone (1901–1902)
Preceded by Edward Scofield
Succeeded by James O. Davidson
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1891
Preceded by Burr W. Jones
Succeeded by Allen R. Bushnell
Personal details
Born
Robert Marion La Follette

(1855-06-14)June 14, 1855
Primrose, Wisconsin
Died June 18, 1925(1925-06-18) (aged 70)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican
Progressive
Spouse(s) Belle Case La Follette (1881-1925)
Children Fola La Follette, Robert M. La Follette, Jr., Philip La Follette, Mary La Follette
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Robert Marion "Fighting Bob" La Follette, Sr. (June 14, 1855 – June 18, 1925) was an American Republican who served as the Senator of Wisconsin from January 2, 1906 until his death on June 18, 1925. He ran for President in 1924, but lost. If La Follette won he would have been the seventh President to die in office. He is thought to be one of the greatest Senators of American History.

La Follette was born on June 14, 1855 in Primrose, Wisconsin. He is of English-Scottish-French descent. He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. La Follette was married to Belle Case Le Follette from 1881 until his death in 1925. They had four children. La Follette died on June 18, 1925 in Washington, D.C. from a heart disease, aged 70.

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