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  Bilbo, Theodore G.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1926-01-01  
 
NameTheodore G. Bilbo
Address
Poplarville, Mississippi , United States
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Born October 13, 1877
DiedAugust 21, 1947 (69 years)
ContributorKarma Policeman
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Oct 14, 2018 09:02pm
Tags Conservative - Reactionary - Very Conservative - Married - Widowed - Cancer - Anti-Semite -
InfoTheodore Gilmore Bilbo (October 13, 1877–August 21, 1947) was an American politician. Bilbo, a Democrat, twice served as governor of Mississippi (1916–20, 1928–32) and later became a U.S. Senator (1935–47). A master of scathing filibuster and a "rough and tumble" fighter in debate, Bilbo became a synonym for white supremacy. He held unapologetic "anti-Negro" views and was a fiery defender of segregation. He was also noted for his short stature (5'2" or 157 cm) and nicknamed, amongst other things, "The Man" and "Prince of the Peckerwoods."


BILBO, Theodore Gilmore, a Senator from Mississippi; born on a farm near Poplarville, Pearl River County, Miss., October 13, 1877; attended the public schools, Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn., the law department of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; teacher in district and high schools of Mississippi for five years; admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Poplarville, Miss.; member, State senate 1908-1912; elected lieutenant governor 1912-1916; twice elected Governor and served 1916-1920 and 1928-1932; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1934, 1940 and again in 1946 and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in New Orleans on August 21, 1947; did not take the oath of office in 1947 at the beginning of the Eightieth Congress; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Pensions (Seventy-eighth Congress); interment in Juniper Grove Cemetery, near Poplarville, Miss.

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Take Your Choice - Separation or Mongrelization  Purchase AJ 
Redneck Liberal: Theodore G. Bilbo and the New Deal  Purchase AJ 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 03, 2007 05:20pm Opinion Theodore G. Bilbo and the Decline of Public Racism, 1938-1947  Article RBH 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.00000 Average

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INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/05/1946 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/02/1946 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 51.00% (+20.76%)
  11/05/1940 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/27/1940 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 59.32% (+18.63%)
  11/06/1934 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/18/1934 MS US Senate - D Runoff Won 51.81% (+3.62%)
  08/28/1934 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 37.16% (+0.00%)
  06/29/1928 US President - D Convention Lost 0.08% (-68.97%)
  11/08/1927 MS Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/23/1927 MS Governor - D Runoff Won 51.85% (+3.70%)
  08/02/1927 MS Governor - D Primary Won 46.93% (+21.97%)
  08/28/1923 MS Governor - D Runoff Lost 46.72% (-6.55%)
  08/07/1923 MS Governor - D Primary Won 25.62% (+0.00%)
  09/10/1918 MS District 6 - D Runoff Lost 37.81% (-24.38%)
  08/20/1918 MS District 6 - D Primary Won 33.37% (+0.00%)
  11/02/1915 MS Governor Won 92.59% (+85.18%)
  08/03/1915 MS Governor - D Primary Won 50.36% (+18.14%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MS Governor - D Runoff - Aug 29, 1939 D Paul B. Johnson, Sr.
Majority Leader - Jul 22, 1937 D Alben W. Barkley
MS Governor - D Primary - Aug 06, 1935 D Hugh L. White