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.