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Gaylord Nelson

Gaylord Anton Nelson (June 4, 1916July 3, 2005) was a Democratic American politician from Wisconsin. He was the principal founder of Earth Day. In 1970, he called for Congressional hearings on the safety of combined oral contraceptive pills, which were famously called "The Nelson Pill Hearings." As a result of the hearings, side-effect disclosure was required for the pill in patient inserts — the first such disclosure for a pharmaceutical drug.[1] http://bioguide. ... http://bioguide. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Earth Day Flag. ... The combined oral contraceptive pill, often referred to as the Pill, is a combination of an estrogen (oestrogen) and a progestin (progestogen), taken by mouth to inhibit normal fertility. ...

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Early life

Nelson was born in Clear Lake, Wisconsin. In 1939 he received a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State College in California and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1942. He was a brother of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Clear Lake is a village located in Polk County, Wisconsin. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... San José State University, commonly shortened to San José State and SJSU, is the founding campus of what became the California State University system. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The University of Wisconsin Law School is the professional school for the study of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of nu phi, meaning non-fraternity. ...


In the same year he enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in World War II for nearly four years, serving as a First Lieutenant during the Battle of Okinawa. After returning to Madison, Wisconsin, Nelson stood for office in 1946 but was not elected. He married Carrie Lee Dotson in 1947 and practiced law from 1946 to 1958. The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... First Lieutenant is a military rank. ... Combatants United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand Empire of Japan Commanders Simon B. Buckner†, Joseph W. Stilwell, Ray Spruance Mitsuru Ushijima† Isamu Cho† Strength 548,000 regulars, 1300 ships,  ? aircraft 100,000 regulars and militia,  ? ships,  ? aircraft Casualties 12,513 dead or missing, 38,916 wounded, 33,096... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Elected office

Nelson was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1948. Ten years later he was elected as the 35th governor of Wisconsin - the first Democrat to hold that office in 25 years. In 1962, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served from January 8, 1963 until January 3, 1981. The Wisconsin State Senate, based off of the U.S. Senate, is the upper house of the Wisconsin State Legislature, smaller than the Wisconsin State Assembly. ... Governors of Wisconsin: Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Wisconsin ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


Nelson was always passionate about the environment. In 1963 he traveled on the Conservation Tour with President John F. Kennedy and was the principal founder of Earth Day, the first of which was held in 1970. Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, Kennedy, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Nelson was also a noted advocate of small business. While chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee, he led successful efforts to authorize the first modern White House Conference on Small Business, create the system of Small Business Development Centers at U.S. universities, and improve the way that federal agencies regulate small businesses and other small entities, the Regulatory Flexibility Act. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


In 1973, Nelson was one of just three senators to oppose the nomination of Gerald Ford to be vice president. (The other two were Thomas Eagleton and William Hathaway.) Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... this guy is awsome i played him in a school play he also has some pretty funky history Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Thomas Eagleton and George McGovern on July 24, 1972 cover of Time magazine after his nomination for vice president on the Democratic ticket Thomas Eagleton on August 7, 1972 cover of Time Magazine after his withdrawal for vice president on the Democratic ticket. ... Categories: Stub | 1924 births | United States Senators ...


Life after politics

Nelson lost his Senate seat to Republican Bob Kasten in 1980 and became counselor for The Wilderness Society in January 1981. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in September 1995 in recognition of his environmental work. Robert Walter Bob Kasten Jr. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... TWS is composed of spirited people protecting Americas Wilderness since 1935 through the potent combination of science, advocacy and education. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The Presidential Medal of Freedom The Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States and is bestowed by the President of the United States (the other award which is considered its equivalent is the Congressional Gold Medal, which is bestowed by an... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Nelson viewed the stabilization of the nation's population as an important aspect of environmentalism. In his words:

The bigger the population gets, the more serious the problems become…. We have to address the population issue. The United Nations, with the U.S. supporting it, took the position in Cairo in 1994 that every country was responsible for stabilizing its own population. It can be done. But in this country, it's phony to say "I'm for the environment but not for limiting immigration."[2]

He also rejected the suggestion that economic development should take precedence over environmental protection:

The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment, not the other way around.[3]

Nelson died on July 3, 2005, of cardiovascular failure at age 89. is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Diagram of the human circulatory system. ...


The Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is named after Gaylord Nelson in recognition of his love for nature. In addition, the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, comprising over 80% of the land area of the park, was named after him in honor of his efforts at having the park created. The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a U.S. national lakeshore made up of around 20 prominent islands and shoreline encompasing 69,372 acres (281 km²) on the northern tip of Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Superior. ...


Governor Nelson State Park near Waunakee, Wisconsin, is also named after him. Governor Nelson State Park is located in Waunakee in Dane County Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Mendota. ... Waunakee is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. ...


References

  1. ^ Seaman, Barbara (July 2005). A Planetary Loss. Senator Nelson had more than one string to his bow.. Healthy Skepticism. Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
  2. ^ "Earth Day founder sees some progress", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2001-04-22. Retrieved on 2007-03-11. 
  3. ^ Nelson, Gaylord (November 2002). Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise. Wisconsin Press. ISBN 0299180409. 
Preceded by
Vernon Wallace Thomson
Governor of Wisconsin
1959-1963
Succeeded by
John W. Reynolds
Preceded by
Alexander Wiley
United States Senator (Class 3) from Wisconsin
1963-1980
Served alongside: William Proxmire
Succeeded by
Bob Kasten
Preceded by
Alan Bible
Nevada
Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee
1974-1981
Succeeded by
Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.
Connecticut

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Gaylord Nelson (197 words)
Gaylord Anton Nelson (born June 4, 1916) was born in Clear Lake, Wisconsin[?].
After returning to Madison, Wisconsin, Nelson stood for office in 1946 but was not elected.
Nelson left the Senate in 1980 and became director of the Wilderness Society[?] in Janueary 1981.
Gaylord Nelson at AllExperts (465 words)
Nelson lost his Senate seat to Republican Bob Kasten in 1980 and became counselor for The Wilderness Society in January 1981.
The Gaylord Nelson Insititute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is named after Gaylord Nelson in recognition of his love for nature.
In addition, the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, comprising over 80% of the land area of the park, was named after him in honor of his efforts at having the Park created.
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