- NAME: Robert M. La Follette
- OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, U.S. Representative, U.S. Governor
- BIRTH DATE: June 14, 1855
- DEATH DATE: June 18, 1925
- EDUCATION: University of Wisconsin-Madison
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Primrose, Wisconsin
- PLACE OF DEATH: Washington, D.C.
- Nickname: Fighting Bob
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Robert 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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