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  Kefauver, C. Estes
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameC. Estes Kefauver
Address
Madisonville, Tennessee , United States
EmailNone
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Born July 26, 1903
Died August 10, 1963 (60 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 04, 2015 03:42pm
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Internationalist - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro-Labor - Married - Freemason - Baptist - Straight -
InfoKEFAUVER, Carey Estes, a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born on a farm near Madisonville, Monroe County, Tenn., July 26, 1903; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1924 and from the law department of Yale University, New Haven, Conn., in 1927; admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1927; unsuccessful candidate for the State senate in 1936; State commissioner of finance and taxation 1939; elected on September 13, 1939, as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sam D. McReynolds; reelected to the Seventy-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from September 13, 1939, to January 3, 1949; did not seek renomination in 1948; elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat in 1948; reelected in 1954, and again in 1960, and served from January 3, 1949, until his death in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Md., August 10, 1963; gained national attention as chairman of the Special Committee on Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses), better known as the ”Kefauver Committee”; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956; unsuccessful Democratic nominee for vice president of the United States in 1956 on the ticket with Adlai Stevenson; interment in the family cemetery, Madisonville, Tenn.

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Importance? 9.40000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Nancy Piggott Kefauver Aug 08, 1935-Aug 10, 1963

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RACES
  11/08/1960 TN US Senate Won 71.75% (+43.50%)
  08/04/1960 TN US Senate - D Primary Won 64.60% (+29.87%)
  07/01/1960 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-31.41%)
  03/08/1960 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 4.64% (-37.76%)
  11/06/1956 US Vice President Lost 13.75% (-72.32%)
  08/17/1956 US Vice President - D Convention Won 38.09% (+6.95%)
  07/01/1956 US President - D Primaries Lost 37.71% (-12.99%)
  07/01/1956 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.01% (-85.92%)
  04/03/1956 WI US President - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1954 TN US Senate Won 69.96% (+39.92%)
  08/05/1954 TN US Senate - D Primary Won 68.19% (+39.34%)
  07/26/1952 US President - D Convention Lost 21.95% (-15.42%)
  07/01/1952 US President - D Primaries Won 64.55% (+54.66%)
  04/15/1952 NJ US President - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/11/1952 NH US Vice President - D Primary Won 34.60% (+7.26%)
  11/02/1948 TN US Senate Won 65.33% (+31.88%)
  08/04/1948 TN US Senate - D Primary Won 42.24% (+10.31%)
  11/05/1946 TN District 3 Won 90.76% (+81.53%)
  11/07/1944 TN District 3 Won 67.80% (+43.72%)
  11/03/1942 TN District 3 Won 75.65% (+55.94%)
  11/05/1940 TN District 3 Won 68.70% (+37.40%)
  09/13/1939 TN District 3 - Special Election Won 71.35% (+44.57%)
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