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William Proxmire
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U.S. Senator
    (November 11, 1915-December 15, 2005)
    Democratic Senator from Wisconsin (1957-1989)
    Created the Golden Fleece Awards, given to government programs that waste taxpayers' money
    His first marriage to Elsie Rockefeller ended in divorce.
    He was elected to fill the vacancy left by Joe McCarthy.
    He was such a health nut that he scolded one of his aides for eating chocolate doughnuts.
    He was sued for defamation by one Golden Fleece recipient.
    He had a reputation as a political maverick.
    He supported anti-genocide legislation and consumer protection laws.
    He opposed the Vietnam War.
    He spoke out against fiscal waste and pork barrel projects.
    He did not take any campaign contributions during his 1976 and 1982 re-election campaigns.
    One of his sons died in infancy.
    He had Alzheimer's disease toward the end of his life.

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    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 28 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 21 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 66 Votes: 48.48% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 58 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 43 Votes: 48.84% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 91 Votes: 59.34% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 140 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 490 Votes: 51.63% Annoying
 
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