Memorial Service for Former U.S. Senator William Proxmire

A memorial service was held for former U.S. Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The program… read more

A memorial service was held for former U.S. Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The program for the memorial service included words of remembrance by members of the U.S. Congress; Proxmire friends Finerty, Flynn, and Zubrensky; former Governor Lucey; and Governor Doyle.

Following the speakers, a short film titled “One of a Kind” was shown memorializing the life of William Proxmire. The film was introduced by Janet Cudahy.

Former Senator Proxmire died December 15, 2005 of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 90. He represented Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate from 1957 until his retirement in 1989. During that time he became famous for his “Golden Fleece Awards” to recognize federal budget items that he considered to be a waste of taxpayers' money. close

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Memorial Service for Former U.S. Senator William Proxmire

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Program ID:
191159-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
First Aired:
Feb 25, 2006
Last Aired:
Dec 30, 2006

Airing Details

  • Feb 25, 2006 | 9:20pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 26, 2006 | 12:23am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 30, 2006 | 12:17pm EST | C-SPAN 1