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Gaylord Nelson

Gaylord NelsonAKA Gaylord Anton Nelson

Born: 4-Jun-1916
Birthplace: Clear Lake, WI
Died: 3-Jul-2005
Location of death: Kensington, MD
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, WI

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Activist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founded Earth Day in 1970

Military service: US Army (1942, Lt., served 46 months)

Father: Anton Nelson (doctor, d. 1958 heart attack)
Mother: Mary Bradt
Wife: Carrie Lee Dotson (nurse, m. 15-Nov-1947)
Son: Gaylord, Jr. ("Happy")
Son: Jeffrey
Daughter: Cynthia ("Tia")

    High School: Clear Lake High School, Clear Lake, WI (1934)
    University: BA, San Jose State College (1939)
    Law School: LLB, University of Wisconsin (1942)

    US Senator, Wisconsin (1963-81)
    Governor of Wisconsin (1959-63)
    Wisconsin State Senate 26th (1949-57)
    Caring Institute Board of Trustees (Honorary)
    Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 29-Sep-1995
    Irish Ancestry Maternal

Author of books:
America's Last Chance (1970)
Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise (2002, with Susan Campbell and Paul R. Wozniak)

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