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  Pepper, Claude D.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1989-01-01  
 
NameClaude D. Pepper
Address
Miami, Florida , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born September 08, 1900
DiedMay 30, 1989 (88 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedMr. Matt
Oct 15, 2012 04:10pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Pro-Labor - Married - Baptist - Straight -
InfoBorn on a farm near Dudleyville, Chambers County, Ala., September 8, 1900; attended the public schools of Camp Hill, Ala.; taught school in Dothan, Ala., and worked in a steel mill in Ensley, Ala., before attending college; served in Students Army Training Corps, University of Alabama, in 1918; was graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1921 and from law department of Harvard University in 1924; taught law in the University of Arkansas in 1924 and 1925; was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Perry, Fla.; member of the State house of representatives in 1929 and 1930; moved to Tallahassee, Fla., in 1930 and continued the practice of law; served on the State board of public welfare in 1931 and 1932; member of the State board of law examiners in 1933; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Duncan U. Fletcher; reelected in 1938 and again in 1944 and served from November 4, 1936, to January 3, 1951; chairman, Committee on Patents (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1950 and for nomination in 1958; engaged in the practice of law at Miami Beach, Coral Gables, and Tallahassee, Fla., and in Washington, D.C.; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1963 until his death in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 1989; chairman, Select Committee on Crime (Ninety-first through Ninety-sixth Congresses), Select Committee on Aging (Ninety-fifth through Ninety-seventh Congress), Committee on Rules (Ninety-eighth through One Hundred First Congresses); lay in state in the rotunda of the Capitol; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Tallahasse, Fla.


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BOOKS
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NEWS
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DISCUSSION
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Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Claude Pepper  Discuss
RACES
  11/08/1988 FL District 18 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 FL District 18 Won 73.54% (+47.07%)
  11/06/1984 FL District 18 Won 60.53% (+21.06%)
  11/02/1982 FL District 18 Won 71.20% (+42.40%)
  11/04/1980 FL District 14 Won 74.95% (+49.90%)
  11/07/1978 FL District 14 Won 63.13% (+26.26%)
  09/12/1978 FL District 14 - D Primary Won 81.00% (+69.43%)
  11/02/1976 FL District 14 Won 72.87% (+45.74%)
  11/05/1974 FL District 14 Won 69.05% (+38.10%)
  11/07/1972 FL District 14 Won 67.65% (+35.29%)
  09/12/1972 FL District 14 - D Primary Won 63.14% (+26.28%)
  07/13/1972 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.07% (-59.00%)
  11/03/1970 FL District 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/08/1970 FL District 11 - D Primary Won 84.73% (+69.45%)
  11/05/1968 FL - District 11 Won 76.58% (+53.16%)
  11/08/1966 FL District 11 Won 99.85% (+99.70%)
  11/03/1964 FL District 3 Won 65.70% (+31.44%)
  05/05/1964 FL District 3 - D Primary Won 74.45% (+48.89%)
  11/06/1962 FL District 3 Won 57.59% (+15.19%)
  05/08/1962 FL District 3 - D Primary Won 50.61% (+20.47%)
  09/09/1958 FL US Senate - D Primary Lost 44.06% (-11.89%)
  05/02/1950 FL US Senate - D Primary Lost 45.22% (-9.56%)
  11/07/1944 FL US Senate Won 71.28% (+42.56%)
  07/21/1944 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.16% (-54.02%)
  05/02/1944 FL US Senate - D Primary Won 51.27% (+17.74%)
  11/08/1938 FL US Senate Won 82.45% (+64.89%)
  05/03/1938 FL US Senate - D Primary Won 58.36% (+31.71%)
  11/03/1936 FL US Senate - Special Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/26/1934 FL US Senate - D Runoff Lost 49.00% (-2.00%)
  06/05/1934 FL US Senate - D Primary Won 37.12% (+0.00%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  07/01/1948 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-64.65%)
ENDORSEMENTS
FL US President - D Primary - Mar 08, 1988 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1988 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt
FL District 04 - D Runoff - Oct 05, 1982 D William V. "Bill" Chappell, Jr.
US Vice President - D Convention - Jul 21, 1944 D Henry A. Wallace