John Downey Works Papers, 1911-1928
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Robert Marion La Follette Sr. (June 14, 1855 – June 18, 1925), colloquially known as Fighting Bob, was an American lawyer and politician. He represented Wisconsin in both chambers of Congress and served as the Governor of Wisconsin. A Republican for most of his career, he ran for President of the United States as the nominee of his own Progressive Party in the 1924 presidential election. Historian John D. Buenker describes La Follette as "the most celebrated figure in Wisconsin history." Born...
John Downey Works, born 29 March 1847 in Indiana, served in the Civil War and in 1868 was admitted to the Indiana bar. He served one term in the Indiana House of Representatives before moving to southern California as a result of bad health. Works served as a superior court judge in San Diego County (1886-1887) and as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of California (1888-1891). In 1911, he was nominated for U.S. Senator by the Progressive Republicans of the Lincoln-Roosevelt Le...
Rowell was born on Nov. 1, 1867 in Bloomington, IL; Ph. B, Univ. of Michigan, 1888; LL. D, College of the Pacific, 1927; Litt. D, Univ. of Southern CA, 1928; served as clerk, committee on elections, US House of Representatives, 1889-91; chairman, CA Republican State Convention, 1910; member, Republican National Campaign Committee, 1916; chairman, Republican State Committee, 1916-18; editor and publisher, Fresno Republican, 1898-1920; president, CA League of Nations Assn., 1927-39; delegate, Repu...