Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate (Hardcover)

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Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate is the first comprehensive biography of one of Wisconsin’s most important, and entertaining, political figures. Known for championing consumer-protection legislation and farming interests, Senator Proxmire also fought continuously against wasteful government spending, highlighting the most egregious examples with his monthly “Golden Fleece Award.” Remembered by many Wisconsinites as a friendly, hand-shaking fixture at sporting events and state fairs, Proxmire was one of the few politicians who voted his conscience and never forgot about the people he represented.

About the Author


Jonathan Kasparek is a history professor at UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha and the author of several books and articles on Wisconsin history, including the award-winning biography of Philip La Follette, Fighting Son. Jonathan Kasparek earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of  Wisconsin-Madison in 2003.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780870209086
ISBN-10: 0870209086
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Publication Date: February 25th, 2019
Pages: 416
Language: English