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KASTEN, Robert Walter, Jr.

1942–

Biography

KASTEN, Robert Walter, Jr., a Representative and a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 19, 1942; graduated, The Choate High School, Wallington, Conn., 1960; graduated, University of Arizona 1964; received a graduate degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York City, 1966; served in Wisconsin Air National Guard 1966-1972; vice president of marketing and sales manager for a Wisconsin shoe manufacturing company; member, Wisconsin State senate 1972-1974; elected in 1974 as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth Congress; reelected to the Ninety-fifth Congress (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Wisconsin in 1978; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1980; reelected in 1986, and served from January 3, 1981, to January 3, 1993; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992; is a resident of Washington, D.C., and West Bend, Wisconsin.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: 1974-1992. 48 cubic feet. Congressional papers and correspondence, press office files, constituent correspondence, legal counsel's files, policy director's files, voting record, photographs, motion picture film, videotape, and sound recordings. Use requires written permission until January 1, 2013.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Kasten, Robert. Spotlighting the U.N.'s Anti-American Record: Nine Speeches. Washington: Heritage Foundation, 1984.

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