William Proxmire — American Politician born on November 11, 1915, died on December 15, 2005

Edward William Proxmire was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989... (wikipedia)

Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
He knows the tax code as thoroughly as the pope knows the Lord's Prayer.
The last few years have been my happiest. I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don't feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit.

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