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Encyclopedia > Progressive Party (United States, 1924)
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The United States Progressive Party of 1924 was a national ticket created by Robert M. La Follette, Sr. to run for president. It did not nominate candidates for other offices, carried only Wisconsin, and vanished after the election. La Follette had created the "Progressive" faction inside the Wisconsin Republican party in 1900. In 1912 he attempted to create a Progressive Party but lost control to Theodore Roosevelt, who became his bitter enemy. In 1924 the party called for public ownership of railroads, and other leftist causes. La Follette ran with Senator Burton K. Wheeler, Democratic Senator from Montana. The party prepresented a farmer/labor coalition and was endorsed by the Socialist Party of America, the American Federation of Labor and many railroad labor groups. La Follette's run for the presidency under this ticket garnered 17% of the popular vote, but carried only one state (his native Wisconsin). La Follette continued to serve in the Senate as a Republican until his death the following year, and was succeeded in a special election in 1925 by his son, Robert M. La Follette, Jr. Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. ... The United States Progressive Party of 1912 was a political party created by a split in the Republicans Party in the 1912 election. ... Theodore Roosevelt (born Theodore Roosevelt Jr. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Time magazine, June 18, 1923 Burton Kendall Wheeler (February 27, 1882–January 6, 1975) was an American politician. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 4th 381,156 km² 410 km 1,015 km 1 44°26 N to 49° N 104°2 W to 116°2 W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 44th 902,195 2. ... Election poster for Eugene V. Debs, Socialist Party of America candidate for President, 1904 The Socialist Party of America was a socialist political party in the United States, the historic American member party of the Socialist International. ... The American Federation of Labor (AFL) was one of the first federations of labor unions in the United States. ... Introduction Incumbent President Coolidge was relatively popular, and the economy was booming. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... Robert Marion La Follette, Jr. ...


The son was elected in 1925 under the Republican party banner and joined the GOP caucus in the Senate. He opposed the programs of President Herbert Hoover from the left, and campaigned for Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. In 1934 his faction severed ties with the Wisconsin GOP and created a new party, the Progressive Party of Wisconsin. It won a sweeping landslide in the state in 1934, including election of his brother Philip as governor. That was the highest office to which any U.S. Progressive has ever been elected while running as such. The Progressive party also had members of the House from Wisconsin during the 1930s and 40s. The party was fading by 1940 and young Bob was barely reelected that year. In 1946 the party was gone and he entered the GOP primary, where he was defeated by Joe McCarthy. Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), was a successful mining engineer, humanitarian, and administrator. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only person to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... La Follette, as pictured on a 1928 cover of Time Philip Fox La Follette (May 8, 1897–August 18, 1965), son of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. ... Joseph McCarthy This article is about the American politician. ...


Philip La Follette won the state GOP primary in 1930 and was elected governor, but was defeated in the GOP primary in 1932. In 1934 he ran and was elected governor on the Progressive Party of Wisconsin ticket, and reelected in 1936. In 1936 the Progressive Party of Wisconsin endorsed Roosevelt for reelection. Phil La Follette launched the National Progressive party in Madison on April 28, 1938, flanked by banners and armed guardsmen. The national party did not catch on and he was defeated for reelection as governor in 1938. Orland Steen Loomis was the last Progressive to be elected governor of Wisconsin, in 1942. However, he died before his inauguration as governor and the party vanished. La Follette, as pictured on a 1928 cover of Time Philip Fox La Follette (May 8, 1897–August 18, 1965), son of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. ... Orland Steen Loomis (November 2, 1893- December 7, 1942)-Governor-elect of Wisconsin. ...


References

  • Willlam B. Hesseltine; The Rise and Fall of Third Parties: From Anti-Masonry to Wallace (1948)
  • Philip LaFollette, Adventure in Politics: The Memoirs of Philip LaFollette (1970)
  • K. C. MacKay, The Progressive Movement of 1924 (1947)
  • Herbert F. Margulies; The Decline of the Progressive Movement in Wisconsin, 1890-1920 (1968)
  • Russel B. Nye; Midwestern Progressive Politics: A Historical Study of Its Origins and Development, 1870-1950 (1951)
  • Nancy C. Unger. Fighting Bob LaFollette: The Righteous Reformer (2000)

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Progressive Party (United States) - MSN Encarta (547 words)
The first Progressive Party, known colloquially as the Bull Moose Party, was founded after a bitter fight for the Republican presidential nomination among the incumbent president William H. Taft, the Wisconsin senator Robert M. La Follette (leader of the Republican Party's progressive “insurgents”), and the former president Theodore Roosevelt.
Although the Progressives greatly outpolled the Republicans in the election, the net result was a victory for the Democratic candidate, Woodrow Wilson.
In 1924 a liberal coalition, frustrated by conservative domination of both major parties, formed the League for Progressive Political Action, popularly called the Progressive Party.
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