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Senate Service
Longest Service (24 years or more):
William Proxmire
Alexander Wiley
Wisconsin Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions
President Pro Tempore: Matthew H. Carpenter

Republican Conference Secretary: Robert W. Kasten, Jr.

Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: William Proxmire

Foreign Relations: Alexander Wiley

Government Operations: Joseph R. McCarthy

Judiciary: Alexander Wiley

Special Aging: Herbert H. Kohl
Wisconsin Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection
Statuary: Pere Jacques Marquette by Gaetano Trentanove (House connecting corridor); Robert M. LaFollette, Sr. by Jo Davidson (Statuary Hall)

Portraits: Robert M. LaFollette, Sr., by Chester La Follette, one of the five outstanding senators memorialized in the Senate Reception Room (S-213).

Unusual Facts
Henry Dodge represented Wisconsin in the Senate during the Thirtieth to Thirty-fourth congresses, while his son, Senator Augustus C. Dodge, was representing Iowa in the Thirtieth to Thirty-third congresses. The La Follette family held the same Senate seat from 1905 to 1947; Robert, Sr. served in the Fifty-ninth to Sixty-ninth congresses, and Robert, Jr., in the Sixty-ninth to Seventy-ninth congresses.

Statuary Hall

The National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol has statues donated by individual states.  Learn more about your state's statues.

Architect's Statuary Hall Web page

Related Links

The Library of Congress maintains a State and Local Government Resource Page.

State election results must be certified by the State's Secretary.  The National Association of Secretaries of State maintains a list of their websites.