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William Proxmire

Speaker: William Proxmire
Date: February 4, 1986
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Democratic Senator from Wisconsin (1957-1988). During Lyndon B. Johnson?s years in the Senate, Proxmire criticized what he deemed to be Johnson?s excessive power. He supported the Vietnam War in the 1960s, as well as most of Great Society programs, though he persistently advocated the idea of balancing the budget.

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