GAYLORD'S BIOGRAPHY

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A postcard of South Clear Lake, WI. Gaylord grew up in the town of Clear Lake. – Wisconsin Historical Society. WHi-110605. Gaylord Nelson in high school – Wisconsin Historical Society. WHi-5893. Gaylord graduated from San Jose State College in 1939. Here he is with his mother, Mary at graduation. – Wisconsin Historical Society. WHi-5904. During World War II, Gaylord was a first lieutenant in the United States Army. – Photo courtesy of Tia Nelson. An election newsletter from when Gaylord ran to represent Wisconsin in the US Senate – Wisconsin Historical Society. WHi-97241. Gaylord Nelson at the United States Capitol – Wisconsin Historical Society. WHi-45337. The conservation tour that Gaylord went on with President Kennedy did not have the impact he wanted it to – Wisconsin Historical Society. WHi-103120. An Earth Day march in Madison, Wisconsin took place on April 21, 1970. – Photo credit: Bruce Fritz/The Capital Times. Wisconsin Historical Society. WHi-48104. Gaylord giving a speech in April 1970, Earth Week, standing in front of the Earth Day Flag. – Wisconsin Historical Society. WHi-48017. Tia Nelson and her father Gaylord Nelson together at a rally – Photo courtesy of Tia Nelson. Gaylord with his wife, Carrie Lee and his three children, Gaylord Jr., Jeffrey, and Tia. – Photo courtesy of Tia Nelson. Gaylord dedicated his career to fighting for the environment. – Photo credit: Fritz Albert. Wisconsin Historical Society. WHi-117862.

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Earth Day and Beyond: Gaylord Nelson’s Good Fight - PBS Wisconsin

EEK! Environmental Education for Kids - Wisconsin Green Schools Network

Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day: The Making of the Modern Environmental Movement - Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gaylord Nelson Historical Essay - Wisconsin Historical Society

Young Voices for the Planet Film Series and Civic Engagement Curriculum - Young Voices on Climate Change
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