Robert Kastenmeier (1924-2015), graduated from Carleton after his military service during World War II. In 1952, he earned a law degree from the University of Wisconsin.
In 1958, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was reelected 15 times. His reputation in the House was consistently liberal. He was an opponent of the war in Vietnam as early as 1965 and was active, as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, in the impeachment of President Nixon.
According to news reports, the most important of his achievements was a thorough updating of the US copyright law (1976).
Kastenmeier died 20 March 2015, at the age of 91.