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Robert M. La Follette
Given by Wisconsin in 1929
National Statuary Hall
This statue of Robert M. La Follette was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Wisconsin in 1929.
Robert M. La Follette was born in Primrose, Wisconsin, on June 14, 1855. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1879, was admitted to the bar in 1880, was appointed district attorney of Dane County from 1880 to 1884, and served from 1885 to 1891 in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he supported the McKinley Tariff Bill. Losing re-election, La Follette returned to his law practice and concentrated on improving the political system in Wisconsin.