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Robert M. La Follette Sr.
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1855
Date of Death: 1925
Cause of Death: Heart disease
Occupation: Lawyer, Author of Non-Fiction
Spouse: Belle Case
Children: Robert Jr., Philip, Fola, Mary
Political Party: Republican Party
Progressive (1924)
Political Office(s): Governor of Wisconsin
United States Representative from Wisconsin
United States Senator from Wisconsin
Fictional Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Walk in Hell
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Nationality: United States
Spouse: Unknown
Children: Charles W. La Follette
Political Party: Socialist
Political Office(s): United States Senator from Wisconsin

Robert Marion "Fighting Bob" La Follette Sr. (June 14, 1855 – June 18, 1925) was an American Republican and Progressive lawyer and politician from Wisconsin. After a stint as District Attorney in Dane County, Wisconsin, La Follete represented Wisconsin in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1885 to 1891. After losing his seat in 1890, he returned to Wisconsin and rebuilt his legal practice. He served as the Governor of Wisconsin from 1901 to 1906, where he pressed for a number of progressive reforms in the state. He won election to the U.S. Senate in 1906, and held that office until his death in June 1925. A Republican for most of his career, La Follete ran for President of the United States as the nominee of his own Progressive Party in 1924. He came in third behind incumbent Republican President Calvin Coolidge and Democratic candidate John W. Davis by winning 16.61% of the popular vote and only carrying the 13 electoral votes from his home state of Wisconsin.

Robert M. La Follette in Southern Victory[]

Robert M. La Follette was a Socialist U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. In 1916, he won re-election handily.[1]

His son Charles also entered politics, becoming Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Vice President (1937-1942) and President (1942-1945).[2]

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Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
Edward Scofield
Governor of Wisconsin
1901–1906
Succeeded by
James O. Davidson
Preceded by
Joseph V. Quarles
U.S. Senator from Wisconsin
1906–1925
Succeeded by
Robert M. La Follette Jr.
Preceded by
Burr W. Jones
U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 3rd District
1885–1891
Succeeded by
Allen R. Bushnell
Party political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
None
Progressive Party nominee for
President of the United States

1924 (lost)
Succeeded by
None
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