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                        Proxmire PROXMIRE, William, a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., November 11, 1915; attended the public schools of Lake Forest and the Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.; graduated, Yale University 1938, Harvard Business School 1940, and Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1948; during the Second World War served in the Military Intelligence Service 1941-1946, member, Wisconsin State assembly 1951-1952; businessman; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin in 1952, 1954 and 1956; elected in a special election on August 27, 1957, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph R. McCarthy, for the term ending January 3, 1959; reelected in 1958, 1964, 1970, 1976 and 1982, and served from August 28, 1957, to January 3, 1989; chairman, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Ninety-fourth, Ninety-fifth, Ninety-sixth, and One Hundredth Congresses); not a candidate for reelection in 1988; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death on December 15, 2005; interment in Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Senator 01/03/1957 01/03/1989 Senate WI
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