Skip to content
Social Security Online
History Home
This is an archival or historical document and may not reflect current policies or procedures

History Quizzes

Quiz #14 - Answer


Answer: C: The University of Wisconsin at Madison

  • Witte was a professor of Economics at the University.
  • Cohen was one of Witte's former students.
  • Altmeyer was a former student of the ledgendary John R. Commons who was Witte's colleague.

The State of Wisconsin, and the University at Madison, were in the forefront of the progressive labor legislation movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This movement was one of the main intellectual streams feeding the creation of the Social Security program in America.


SHSW building at Madison
The papers of Witte, Cohen and Altmeyer are all on deposit at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, on the campus of the University.



 Link to U.S. Government portal Privacy Policy | Website Policies & Other Important Information | Site Map
Need Larger Text?