This biography of Williams discusses, among other things, how his revelations of a "mess in Washington" helped to elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Presidency in 1952. Known as the "conscience of the Senate, " Williams demonstrated that steadfast allegiance to principled integrity can produce results and earn the respect of voters and politicians alike. Illustrated.
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Amanda Gesiorski, Naomi Jahn, Christian Krueger; Edited by Andrew Prellwitz and David Sakrison
Author: Amanda Gesiorski, Naomi Jahn, Christian Krueger; Edited by Andrew Prellwitz and David Sakrison
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
"From its first settlement by Fourierite communards in the 1840s, before Wisconsin became a state, Ripon has had a long and distinguished history, swept by and nourishing important currents of the nation's saga. The party of Abraham Lincoln was born herein 1854, in the nation's first public gathering to call itself 'Republican Party.' On the eve of the Civil War, Ripon's 'Booth War' brought the city to national attention as a hotbed of abolitionism. Ripon is the birthplace of suffragette Carrie ChapmanCatt and department store pioneer H. Gordon Selfridge. Its stately homes and neighborhoods remind many visitors of New England, and its historic downtown remains one of the best preserved in the region. Ripon College, founded in 1851, has often been described as the 'Harvard of the Midwest.' Its alumni include actors Spencer Tracy and Harrison Ford, jazz singer Al Jarreau, American physicist and health researcher Elda Emma Anderson, and astronaut Jeffrey Bantle"--Back cover.
With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief, Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions