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Trivia Question

Trivia Question: From 1975-1988, what American Senator gave out the Golden Fleece Awards to his rivals?

Answer: William Proxmire

Proxmire railed against wasteful spending of government funds. To make a spectacle of his anger, he would ceremonially distribute Golden Fleece Awards to those whom he believed were misusing their state’s finances. He called them the Golden Fleece Awards because he accused these politicians of “Fleecing” their constituents.

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