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The Life of Milwaukee's Most Popular Politician, Clement J. Zablocki

Milwaukee Politics and Congressional Foreign Policy. Studies in Twentieth Century American History S. v. 5

By (author) Stephen M. Leahy
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Mar 2002
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773472738
ISBN-13: 9780773472730
Barcode No: 9780773472730
Synopsis
Clement J. Zablocki represented Milwaukee County in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1943 to 1948 and in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1983. His overwhelming popularity made him a power broker in Wisconsin, as he helped elect William Proxmire and Gaylord Nelson to state offices and John F. Kennedy to the presidency. Zablocki helped change the House Foreign affairs Committee from an insignificant panel to an important power base. His career continued through the Vietnam war and Ronald Reagan's presidency, until Zablocki's death in 1983.

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