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    • 33 short campaign advertisements for U.S. Senator William Proxmire. Original format: 24:17 min., 1 film reel (1,001 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm. Contents: 1) 00:10-01:10 (Truth in Lending Act of 1968; credit) 2) 01:20-02:20 (C-5A (Lockheed C-5...
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    • Sen. Alan K. Simpson of Wyoming served with Sen. William Proxmire for 10 years. He was raised in Denver, Colorado, and attended the University of Wyoming, where he earned his undergraduate degree in law in 1954. From 1955 to 1956, Simpson served in...
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    • Ann Purcell was raised in Washington, DC. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy, a private Catholic girl's school. She received a B.A. from George Washington University and, in 1995, an M.A. from New York University from the Draper School of...
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    • William B. Cherkasky was raised in Madison and Appleton, in a politically conservative family. In 1949, he earned a BA in commerce from the University of Wisconsin. He soon married and his wife served as Chair of the Outagamie County Democratic...
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    • Carl August Eifert was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Columbus, Ohio, the only child of Karl and Frances Eifert. In 1945, he entered Notre Dame, where he graduated cum laude with a BA degree in journalism. After...
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    • Charles John Graham was raised in Peru, Illinois, the only child of John W. Graham and Pauline Powell, who were political conservatives. After graduating from high school in 1946, Graham attended the University of Illinois, where he graduated Phi...
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    • David Obey was born in 1938 and raised in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and Wausau, Wisconsin. While studying at University of Wisconsin in the late 1950s he became active in Democrat Party politics. He graduated in 1960 with a BA in political science. After...
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    • Richard D. Cudahy was raised in Milwaukee and earned his BS degree in military engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1948. After completing his military duty, Cudahy earned his JD from Yale University in 1955. He joined a...
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    • Douglas Clark Proxmire was raised in Washington, DC, the son of Sen. William Proxmire and Ellen Hodges Proxmire. He grew up in a blended family that included his half siblings, Ted, Cici, Mary Ellen, and Jan Cathy. He recalls that all the children...
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    • Ellen Imogene Hodges was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in 1945 married Wisconsin native Warren Sawall. They moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where she earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin in 1948. Six years later she and Sawall were...
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    • Ellen Imogene Hodges was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in 1945 married Wisconsin native Warren Sawall. They moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where she earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin in 1948. Six years later she and Sawall were...
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    • Frank A. Aukofer was born in Milwaukee, the oldest child of Herbert and Wanda Aukofer. In 1953, he graduated from Messmer High School and started as an apprentice compositor at Wisconsin Cuneo Press. While working and becoming a journeyman, Aukofer...
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    • Sen. Edwin Jacob Garn was raised in Richfield and Salt Lake City, Utah, the third child of Agnes Fern and Jacob Edwin Garn, who were politically liberal but fiscally conservative. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1955, pursued graduate...
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    • Jan Cathy Sawall Licht was born in 1949, the second daughter born to Ellen Hodges Sawall (later Proxmire) and Warren Sawall. Her parents divorced in 1954 and in 1956, her mother married William Proxmire. Jan, her mother, and sister Mary Ellen all...
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    • John Daniel Finerty was raised in Chicago. He attended Marquette University, where he first met William Proxmire, and earned a B.S. degree in political science and speech in 1961. He then entered Marquette Law School and became involved in the...
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    • Ken McLean was raised in Chicago, Illinois, and attended the University of Iowa, where he earned a B.S. degree in journalism and political science in 1956. After getting his Ph.D. in political science at Columbia, McLean served as a management...
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    • Ken Dameron, Jr., was raised in Columbus, Ohio, in a politically liberal family. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in social science in 1957 and earned his M.S. degree in political science in 1958. He then earned a J.D. from...
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    • Lawrence L. Knutson was raised in Wisconsin and graduated from Rufus King High School in Milwaukee in 1954. He began his studies at the University of Wisconsin but interrupted them to enlist in the U.S. Army. He received his initial training as a...
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    • Leonard Zubrensky was raised in Chicago and Milwaukee. He attended Milwaukee public schools and in 1949, after serving in World War Two, he earned his J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. After graduation, Zubrensky became...
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    • Marc John Marotta was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the eldest of two boys born to Phil Marotta and Esther Lesoon Marotta. After graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1980, Marotta received a basketball scholarship to attend...
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