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Robert M. La Follette
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, U.S. Representative, U.S. Governor / 1855 - 1925Robert M. La Follette was an American Republican best known as a proponent of progressivism and a fierce opponent to corporate power.
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