Vocation: Politician- was youngest portion of United States House of Representatives at age 29 in 1884, Senator of Wisconsin, Newfangled laterality figurative applicant (1912), one-time presidential applicant (1924). Lawyer- limit counsellor in Wisconsin; ran a happy legitimate determined in Wisconsin. Background: •Family: Born into a deficient but considerable source in Dane County, Wisconsin. Father died eight months succeeding Robert’s nativity. Mother productioned greatly distressing to influence her indelicate consequence.
Married Belle Contingency LaFollette and had 4 consequence including Robert M. LaFollette Jr. , and Philip Fox La Follette, twain of whom followed Robert Sr. into politics. A replete orator, he considered pursuing a history in acting, but was instead driven to law by demand to influence source. •Education: Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin Law School. He influenceed himself by instruction discipline and editing the discipline recurrent at university. •Legal Life: Admitted as an counsellor into the Wisconsin bar in 1880.
Within a year he had been elected limit counsellor of Dane County, Wisconsin. Was in United States House of Representatives for three provisions, from 1884-1890. Succeeding calling there, he returned to production at his fortunate legitimate determined. Become teacher of Wisconsin in 1900. Moved from teacher to United States Senate in 1906, where he served as an locomotive portion of the newfangled dispersion of the Republican Laterality until departure in 1925. Disliked by frequent portions of the Senate due to his non-conforming ways and fiercely conscientious form.
Defining Moment: A few months succeeding his scarcity to obtain re-acceptance into Congress, LaFollette was approached by another specify Republican pioneer who offered him a encouragement to fix a flatter contingency opposite separate earlier specify officials (LaFollette did not confirm). Contributions: As teacher, he formd oppidan tax and implemented “The Wisconsin Idea”, a contrivance to use synod as an vicar of collective and collective reclaim. LaFollette productioned on reclaiming taxes, railroads, banking, preservation, prophylactic, notorious benefit, and industrial problems.
When Woodrow Wilson won the acceptance in 1912, he adopted frequent of LaFollette’s collective ideas. They productioned unitedly to form the Department of Labor and the Federal Trade Commission. LaFollette fought for surpassing production allowance and meliorate productioning stipulations. He as-well advocated women’s opinion and political rights for ethnic minorities. His ideas impacted perfect 20th epoch. They led to laws benefiting the productioning arrange and flush larger changes during presidential callings of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson.