Picture of GaylordNelsonThis is GaylordNelson everyone!
• Gaylord was welcomed to the world on June 4, 1916.• His childhood home was in Clear Lake, Wisconsin.• When Gaylord was a young boy he loved beingoutdoors.• His best friend growing up was Sherman Benson.
School Gaylord went to Clear Lake Elementary when he was young. Gaylord also went to Clear Lake High School. When Gaylord was in High School he was the captain of his football and basketball team. He also played trumpet in the high school band.
School Gaylord gave a graduation speech when he graduated in 1934 from Clear Lake High School. He had a rough start in collage in 1935. He tried 2 small colleges in Wisconsin and realized that he did not have the skills to be a good college student. In 1937 he tried school again and traveled 2,000 miles to San Jose State College in California.
Adult As a adult Gaylord was into politics. Gaylord went to Law School at University of Wisconsin and graduated from there in 1942. He later went to Officer Candidate School and graduated with a rank of second lieutenant. Gaylord was later sent off to a training base called Indiantown Gap Military Reservation in Pennsylvania. Back then black troops were separated from white troops . But, Gaylord didn’t care and the black soldiers became his friends. After he was finished he came back and started to get interested in the environment even more. After a while he came up with the idea of Earth Day. On the first Earth Day more then 2 million people joined in to help.
AdultGaylord marriedCarrie Lee andhad three kids.There nameswere Gaylord(boy) , Tia (girl),and last but notleast Jeffrey (boy).He was also aU.S. Senator anda governor duringhis life time.
Death Gaylord Nelson died on July 3, 2005. He was a very successful man and was a very important man to the environment.
Fun Facts! Gaylord had 3 terms as a U.S. Senate. He was a counselor for the Wilderness Society. He ran for Congress but was defeated. Gaylord lived in a mansion when he was a governor. He was interested in protecting the environment very much throughout his life.