1973 – Isabel Lyman Bacon La Follette Dies

On this date , wife of , died in Madison. She was born on April 13, 1899, in Medford, Massachusetts but grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended UW-Madison, where she received a BA in Sociology. After graduation, Isabel worked as a social worker in Bayonne, New Jersey. She married Philip Fox La Follette on April 14, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois. Isabel La Follette wrote a weekly column for titled “A Room of Our Own,” a discussion forum of political issues from a woman’s viewpoint. She served as first lady of Wisconsin from 1931 to 1933, and again from 1935 to 1939. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, p.159]