Photographs of Gaylord Nelson

Photographs of Gaylord Nelson throughout his career.

Governor, lawyer and environmentalist, Gaylord Nelson was born in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, in 1916. He served in the state senate from 1948 to 1958, became governor in 1958, and was re-elected two years later. He established the Outdoor Recreation Act of 1961 and served three terms in the United States Senate, during which he was the sponsor of Earth Day.

Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Modern Environmental Movement
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