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Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
|United States Senator
January 2, 1906 – June 18, 1925
|Preceded by||Joseph V. Quarles|
|Succeeded by||Robert M. La Follette, Jr.|
|20th Governor of Wisconsin|
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
March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1891
|Preceded by||Burr W. Jones|
|Succeeded by||Allen R. Bushnell|
Robert Marion La Follette
June 14, 1855
|Died||June 18, 1925
|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|
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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