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Term: Industrial Commission

Definition: a quasi-independent commission of experts appointed by the governor, established by 1911 legislation, that put Wisconsin's many labor and welfare programs under a single administration; advocated for workers' rights, including child and women's labor laws.

[Source: The History of Wisconsin, v.4: The Progressive Era, 1893-1914 (Madison, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1973-1998).]
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