Gaylord Nelson

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Gaylord Nelson (June 4, 1916 – July 3, 2005)

"Wisconsin’s Governor and Senator; Founder of Earth Day; Counselor to The Wilderness Society -- Gaylord Nelson’s passion for the environment led to America's fundamental laws that protect it.

"In 1969, as a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson came up with one of the most powerful ideas of his time: Earth Day." [1]

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  1. Gaylord Nelson, Wilderness Society, accessed September 14, 2008.
  2. About, Carrying Capacity Network, accessed September 14, 2008.
  3. Leaders, Apply the Brakes, accessed September 13, 2010.
  4. Earth Day Network Global Advisory Committee, organizational web page, accessed December 21, 2013.