Wisconsin’s first major candidate to seek the White House
Paul Ryan wasn’t the first Wisconsin resident to seek an office in the West Wing. Wisconsin Senator Robert “Fighting Bob” LaFollette ran for president in 1925 and collected almost 5 million votes in a losing effort against Republican Calvin Coolidge.
1. 1923 cover of Time. (Time)
2. 1906 political cartoon (Wisconsin Historical Society)
3. The 50th Congressional delegation from Wisconsin. La Follette is top left right, adjacent to Oshkosh’s Philetus Sawyer. (Oshkosh Public Museum.)