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Volume Listing > Volume 61 > Irvine L. Lenroot and the Republican vice-presidential nomination of 1920

Margulies, Herbert F. "Irvine L. Lenroot and the Republican vice-presidential nomination of 1920"


Irvine L. Lenroot and the Republican Vice-Presidential Nomination of 1920: This article examines the life and career of Wisconsin politician Irvine L. Lenroot (1869-1949). Born in Superior, the seat of Douglas County, Lenroot rose through the ranks of the State Legislature, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. A progressive Republican, Lenroot aligned himself with Governor Robert M. La Follette (1855-1925) early in his career, but their alliance ended in 1917 following a disagreement over World War One and the draft. At the 1920 Republican National Convention, Lenroot was among the candidates for the vice-presidential nomination. The article speculates on how history might have been different had Lenroot, and not Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), won that post and ultimately ascended to the Presidency in 1923. (11 pages)

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Citation: Margulies, Herbert F. "Irvine L. Lenroot and the Republican vice-presidential nomination of 1920" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 61 /Issue: 1 (1977-1978)

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