1855-1925Wisconsin'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.|
|Placed By||The Dane County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 318865 N 4759423|
|Decimal Degrees||42.96591667, -89.22101667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 57.955', W 89° 13.261'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 57' 57.30" N, 89° 13' 15.66" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2144 Williams Dr, Stoughton WI 53589, US|
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