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  Lennon, Alton A.
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NameAlton A. Lennon
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Wilmington, North Carolina , United States
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Born August 18, 1906
DiedDecember 28, 1986 (80 years)
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InfoLENNON, Alton Asa, a Senator and a Representative from North Carolina; born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., August 17, 1906; attended the public schools; graduated from Wake Forest College in 1929; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1929 and began practice in Wilmington, N.C.; served as judge, New Hanover County Recorder’s Court 1934-1942; member, State senate 1947-1951; appointed on July 10, 1953, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Willis Smith and served from July 10, 1953, to November 28, 1954; was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination in 1954 to fill the vacancy; resumed law practice; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth Congress; reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972; was a resident of Wilmington, N.C., until his death there December 28, 1986; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

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  11/03/1970 NC District 7 Won 72.01% (+44.02%)
  05/02/1970 NC District 7 - D Primary Won 56.71% (+13.42%)
  11/05/1968 NC District 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1966 NC District 7 Won 99.98% (+99.97%)
  11/03/1964 NC District 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1962 NC District 7 Won 77.02% (+54.05%)
  11/08/1960 NC District 7 Won 76.53% (+53.06%)
  11/04/1958 NC - District 07 Won 88.96% (+77.93%)
  05/31/1958 NC - District 07 - D Primary Won 80.03% (+60.07%)
  11/06/1956 NC - District 07 Won 83.98% (+67.97%)
  05/26/1956 NC - District 07 - D Primary Won 59.63% (+19.27%)
  05/29/1954 NC US Senate - D Primary Lost 46.65% (-4.12%)
  05/29/1954 NC US Senate - Special D Primary Lost 47.54% (-1.80%)
  07/10/1953 NC US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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NC US Senate - Nov 07, 1978 R Jesse A. Helms