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Gaylord Anton Nelson

lawyer , politician

Gaylord Anton Nelson was American senator. Bar: Admitted Wisconsin bar 1942. Recipient Conservationist of the Year Award, National Wildlife Federation, 1989, Only One Earth Award, Environmental Leadership Award, United Nations Environment Progressive, 1992, 95, Presidential Freedom medal, 1995.

Background

Nelson, Gaylord Anton was born on June 4, 1916 in Clear-Lake, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Anton and Mary (Bradt) Nelson.

Education

Clear Lake High School (Polk County, Wisconsin), San Jose State College, California, and Wisconsin University Law School.

Career

Practiced in, Madison, 1946-1958. Member Wisconsin Senate, 1949-1958, Democratic leader, 1948-1952. Governor State of Wisconsin, Madison, 1958-1962.

United States senator from Wisconsin, 1963-1981. Member finance committee, chairman subcommittee on Social Security. Chairman employment, poverty and migratory labor subcommittee of human resources committee.

Chairman select committee on small business, chairman monopoly subcommittee.

Achievements

  • Bar: Admitted Wisconsin bar 1942.

Membership

Founder Earth Day, 1969, Counselor Wilderness Society, Washington, 1981-1905. 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member State Bar Association Wisconsin.

Connections

Married Carrie Lee Dotson, November 14, 1947. Children– Gaylord, Cynthia, Jeffrey.

father:
Anton Nelson

mother:
Mary (Bradt) Nelson

spouse:
Carrie Lee Dotson

children:
Gaylord Nelson

Cynthia Nelson

Jeffrey Nelson