The Life of Milwaukee's Most Popular Politician, Clement J. Zablocki: Milwaukee Politics and Congressional Foreign Policy (Studies in Twentieth Centur

The Life of Milwaukee's Most Popular Politician, Clement J. Zablocki: Milwaukee Politics and Congressional Foreign Policy (Studies in Twentieth Centur

By: Stephen M. Leahy (author)Hardback

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Clement J. Zablocki represented Milwaukee County in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1943 to 1948 and in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1983. His overwhelming popularity made him a power broker in Wisconsin, as he helped elect William Proxmire and Gaylord Nelson to state offices and John F. Kennedy to the presidency. Zablocki helped change the House Foreign affairs Committee from an insignificant panel to an important power base. His career continued through the Vietnam war and Ronald Reagan's presidency, until Zablocki's death in 1983.

Contents

Polonia's child; the Cold war in Milwaukee; parish priest; local power broker; the Committee on Foreign Affairs; the Vietnam War and civil rights; the National Security Subcommittee; the war powers resolution of 1973; presidential crisis and congressional response; the Carter administration; the Reagan administration; epilogue - the legacies of Clement J. Zablocki.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773472730
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780773472730
  • ISBN10: 0773472738

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