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A mind of her own : Helen Connor Laird and family, 1888-1982

Author: Helen Laird
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, Terrace Books, ©2006.
Series: Wisconsin land and life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Helen Connor Laird was the eldest child of William Duncan Connor, a major figure in Wisconsin's emerging hardwood lumber industry and in Wisconsin's turbulent turn-of-the-century political scene, instrumental in Robert La Follette's phenomenal success in the gubernatorial election of 1904 and his unsuccessful bid to gain Republican support for the 1912 presidential election."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laird, Helen, 1933-
Mind of her own.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, Terrace Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)607714395
Named Person: Helen Connor Laird; O'Connor family.; Laird family.; Laird family.; Helen Connor Laird; O'Connor family.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Laird
ISBN: 0299214508 9780299214500
OCLC Number: 62089771
Description: xvii, 508 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: To Wisconsin --
Getting ahead --
Marshfield --
Laona --
A meeting of Titans: Robert La Follette and W.D. Connor --
Business, politics and family: 1906-1907 --
Risky business: 1908-1909 --
Promising years: 1909-1913 --
Melvin Robert Laird --
Illinois versus Wisconsin --
War: 1917-1919 --
Omaha: 1919-1923 --
The return: 1924-1931 --
Surviving losses: 1932-1936 --
The divided house: 1937-1939 --
Endings and beginnings: 1940-1944 --
Another ending, another beginning: 1945-1946 --
In a man's world: 1947-1950 --
Regent: 1951-1959 --
Family matters: 1951-1959 --
A different world: 1960-1968 --
The mother, the politician, and the professor: 1969-1974 --
Past and present: 1975-1979 --
Home: 1980-1982.
Series Title: Wisconsin land and life.
Responsibility: Helen Laird.
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Captures the public achievement and private pain of a Wisconsin woman and her family. Helen's home influences, Presbyterian background, education and talents impelled her to lead. This book, based on  Read more...

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