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Sen. Robert La Follette

Former Senator for Wisconsin

La Follette was a senator from Wisconsin and was a Republican. He served from 1923 to 1925.

He was previously a senator from Wisconsin as a Republican from 1906 to 1923; the representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1889 to 1891; the representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1887 to 1889; and the representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1885 to 1887.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

La Follette faced an allegation of disloyalty to the United States by speaking against U.S. participation in World War I. On Jan. 16, 1919, the Committee on Privileges and Elections majority report recommended dismissing charges. On Jan. 16, 1919, the Senate voted 50-21 to dismiss the charges.

Jan. 16, 1919 Committee on Privileges and Elections majority report recommended dismissing charges.
Jan. 16, 1919 Senate voted 50-21 to dismiss the charges
Photo of Sen. Robert La Follette [R-WI, 1923-1925]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1906 to Mar 1925, La Follette missed 1,294 of 3,608 roll call votes, which is 35.9%. This is worse than the median of 22.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1925. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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