Senator Gaylord Nelson Memorial Service

A memorial service for Gaylord Nelson was held in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda. The former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator… read more

A memorial service for Gaylord Nelson was held in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda. The former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator (1963-81) was known as a longtime environmentalist and as the father of Earth Day. He died early Sunday, July 3, 2005 at his home in Kensington, Maryland at the age of 89.

The program for the memorial service will include words of remembrance by Gaylord Nelson’s daughter Tia Nelson, former Vice President Walter Mondale, Governor Jim Doyle, former Defense Secretary Melvin Laird read by Congressman Tom Petri, and Congressman Dave Obey. Bill Meadows, president of the Wilderness Society, will emcee the service. The Wisconsin National Guard Honor Guard will present the colors and Congressman Dave Obey will play “Amazing Grace” on his harmonica. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Senator Gaylord Nelson Memorial Service

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Program ID:
187612-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
First Aired:
Jul 30, 2005

Airing Details

  • Jul 30, 2005 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 30, 2005 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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