Robert M. La Follette, Jr., and William Green | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Robert M. La Follette, Jr., and William Green


Senator Robert M. La Follette, Jr., and William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, debate a point during a Mutual Broadcasting System radio program. La Follette had a reputation as a friend of labor unions, built primarily on his investigation of the methods labor opponents had used to prevent unions from organizing. By the time of his 1946 re-election campaign, however, Wisconsin labor had shifted its allegiance to the growing state Democratic Party. Their decision to vote for the unopposed Democratic candidate in the primary election, rather than La Follette who was running in the Republican primary, was a decisive factor in the election of La Follette's opponent, Joseph R. McCarthy.


Image ID: 30206

Creation Date: 1943 ca.

Creator Name: Unknown




Collection Name: Album 26 (Robert M. La Follette, Jr., Phillip, Mary, Fola La Follette & Families)

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: Album 26.167

Original Dimensions: 9 x 7.5 inches



Debates and debating

Indoor photography

Intellectual life




Political science

Radio broadcasting

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