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William Proxmire

American politician

Died when: 90 years 34 days (1081 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

William Proxmire

Edward William Proxmire (November 11, 1915 – December 15, 2005) was an American politician.A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989, the longest term served by a Wisconsin senator.

Proxmire was a member of the Senate Banking Committee, the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.In each of those committees he was an aggressive critic of wasteful government spending.

While serving on the Joint Economic Committee, he exposed numerous instances of wasteful spending on military programs such as the C-5 aircraft and the F-16 fighter, and other government programs such as the supersonic aircraft.


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