Robert Marion La Follette, Sr.

Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. (HMMRV)

Location: Stoughton, WI 53589 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 57.955', W 89° 13.261'

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Wisconsin's most famous political leader and greatest statesman. Born on a farm in Primrose Township, Dane County, he was the first native son and first University of Wisconsin graduate to become Wisconsin Governor. He rose from Dane County District Attorney to Congressman, Governor, and U.S. Senator. An influential fighter for reform, he viewed government as a servant, not ruler, of people. "Fighting Bob" led in establishing the progressive movement in Wisconsin politics. He advocated much which became law—state primary election, tax reform, railroad regulation, conservation, civil service, improved industrial standards. He advanced the "Wisconsin Idea," use of experts from the University in state service. In 1924, he was unsuccessful Independent candidate for president. His liberal impact was nationwide.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series, and the Wisconsin: Dane County Historical Society series.
Marker Number3
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe Dane County Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 318865 N 4759423
Decimal Degrees42.96591667, -89.22101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 57.955', W 89° 13.261'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 57' 57.30" N, 89° 13' 15.66" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2144 Williams Dr, Stoughton WI 53589, US
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