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  Hartke, Vance
NameVance Hartke
Evansville, Indiana , United States
Born May 31, 1919
Died July 27, 2003 (84 years)
ContributorStephen Yellin
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 04, 2015 06:06pm
Tags Liberal -
Infoborn in Stendal, Pike County, Ind., May 31, 1919; attended the public schools of Stendal; graduated from Evansville College in 1940 and Indiana University Law School in 1948; during the Second World War served in the United States Coast Guard and Navy as a seaman and through the ranks to lieutenant 1942-1946; admitted to the Indiana bar in 1948 and commenced the practice of law in Evansville, Ind.; deputy prosecuting attorney of Vandenburgh County, Ind., 1950-1951; mayor of Evansville, Ind., 1956-1958, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1958; reelected in 1964 and again in 1970, and served from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1977; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1972; chairman, Committee on Veterans´┐Ż Affairs (Ninety-second through Ninety-fourth Congresses); was a resident of Falls Church, Va;Died of Heart Failure on July 27, 2003.


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Daughter Anita Hartke 0000-
Son Jan Alan Hartke 1947-

  11/02/1976 IN US Senate Lost 40.19% (-18.85%)
  05/04/1976 IN US Senate- D Primary Won 53.08% (+6.16%)
  06/06/1972 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.07% (-25.69%)
  06/06/1972 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-86.79%)
  11/03/1970 IN US Senate Won 50.12% (+0.25%)
  11/03/1964 IN US Senate Won 54.33% (+9.00%)
  11/04/1958 IN US Senate Won 56.47% (+14.03%)
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
US President - D Primaries - Jun 11, 1968 D Robert Francis Kennedy