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William Proxmire

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Bill Proxmire
United States Senator
from Wisconsin
In office
August 28, 1957 – January 3, 1989
Preceded byJoseph McCarthy
Succeeded byHerb Kohl
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Dane County 2nd district
In office
January 10, 1951 – January 13, 1953
Preceded byJohn M. Blaska
Succeeded byErvin M. Bruner
Personal details
Edward William Proxmire

(1915-11-11)November 11, 1915
Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S.
DiedDecember 15, 2005(2005-12-15) (aged 90)
Sykesville, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Elsie Stillman Rockefeller (1946–1955)
Ellen Hodges Sawall (1956–2005)
EducationYale University (BA)
Harvard University (MBA, MPA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1941–1946
Rank First Lieutenant
UnitCounterintelligence Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II

Edward William Proxmire (November 11, 1915 – December 15, 2005) was an American politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989, the longest term served by a Wisconsin senator.[1]

Proxmire was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1998.[2] He died on December 15, 2005 in a nursing home in Sykesville, Maryland at the age of 90.

References[change | change source]

  1. Walker, Don (12 December 2016). "Kohl makes farewell address to Senate". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  2. "Alzheimer's Disease Strikes Ex-Senator". The New York Times, March 16, 1998.