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Senator Robert Stafford: A Work in Progress

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Senator Robert Stafford (1913-2006), a native Vermonter and lifelong Republican, climbed the political ladder to hold every major statewide office. He never lost an election.

Appointed to the U.S. Senate in 1971, he won the special election for the seat and was re-elected in 1976 and 1982. As the ranking Republican on the Public Works and Environment Committee, he played the crucial role in passage of the Superfund. Later as committee chair and also chair of the Education Subcommittee, he blocked the Reagan administration's efforts to weaken environmental laws and to cut federally funded education programs.

Research-in-Progress Seminar #229

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