Charles M. La Follette

Charles Marion La Follette (February 27, 1898, New Albany, Indiana - June 27, 1974, Trenton, New Jersey) was an American lawyer and politician from Indiana.[1] His great-grandfather was William Heilman, who was in the United States House of Representatives from Indiana. He served as a Republican in the United States House of Representatives during the 1940s and took part in the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials.

After serving in the U.S. Army during the First World War, La Follette studied law at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and was admitted to the bar in 1925. He set up practice in Evansville, Indiana. La Follette served as a Republican in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1927 to 1929, and in the United States House of Representatives from 1943-1947.[2] In 1947 he served as deputy chief of counsel for war crimes in the Nuremberg Trials.

He was a third cousin of Robert M. La Follette, Jr. and Philip La Follette.[3][4]

He died in Trenton, New Jersey on June 27, 1974. His body was cremated and the ashes interred at Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana.

In pop culture

Fictional character Charles W. La Follette, based on Charles M. La Follette, plays a key role in the latter books of Harry Turtledoves alternate history the Southern Victory Series. La Follette is elected Vice-President of the United States in 1940 and ascends to the presidency upon the death of President Al Smith in early 1942.

References

  1. ^ Bio Data
  2. ^ Campaign Data
  3. ^ Current Biography, 'Charles M(arion) La Follette', pg 314-316, 1950.
  4. ^ Charles La Follette, Time Magazine

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