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  Thurmond, J. Strom
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
<-  1995-01-01  
 
NameJ. Strom Thurmond
Address
Edgefield, South Carolina , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born December 05, 1902
DiedJune 26, 2003 (100 years)
ContributorMr. Techno
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 17, 2018 02:03am
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Divorced - Widowed - Freemason - Christian - Protestant - Southern Baptist - Straight -
Info 1. 1902 Born December 5 in Edgefield, S.C. (Present home, Aiken, SC)
2. 1923 B.S. degree from Clemson University (also holds 34 honorary degrees)
3. 1923-29 Teacher and Athletic Coach; McCormick, Ridge Spring and Edgefield, SC
4. 1924 2nd Lt., U.S. Army Reserve; commissioned on January 9, 1924 upon becoming 21 years-old
5. 1929-33 Superintendent of Education, Edgefield County, SC
6. 1930 Admitted to SC Bar (studied law under father, Judge J. William Thurmond)
7. 1930-38 Attorney at Law, Edgefield, SC (City Attorney and County Attorney)
8. 1933-38 State Senator, representing Edgefield, County, SC
9. 1938-46 Circuit Judge of South Carolina (four year leave of absence for World War II service)
10. 1942-46 World War II; First US Army - American, European and Pacific Theaters. Landed in Normandy on D-Day with 82nd Airborne Division, awarded 5 Battle Stars. For his military service, earned 18 decorations, medals and awards, including the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star for Valor, Purple Heart, Belgian Order of the Crown, and French Croix de Guerre.
11. 1947-51 Governor of South Carolina
12. 1947 Married Jean Crouch of Elko, SC, November 7: Deceased January 6, 1960
13. 1948 Candidate for President of the US, carried 4 States and received 39 electoral votes as States Rights Democratic candidate (third largest independent electoral vote in US history)
14. 1951-55 Attorney at Law, Aiken, SC (City Attorney of North Augusta, SC)
15. 1954-Present US Senator; elected as write-in candidate; first person ever elected to major office in US by this method; Served Dec. 24, 1954 to April 4, 1956, when he resigned to run in the Democratic Party primary election, pursuant to a promise made to the people during the 1954 campaign. Reelected US Senator and resumed duties November 7, 1956; reelected 1960, 1966, 1972, 1978, 1984, 1990 and 1996; President Pro Tempore, US Senate, 1981-1987, January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2001, and January 20, 2001 - June 6, 2001.
16. 1959 Major General , US Army Reserve; served 36 years in Reserve and on Active duty. (Past National President, Reserve Officers Association, 1954-55)
17. 1964 Switched from Democratic to Republican Party, September 16, 1964 (delegate to six Democratic and six Republican National Conventions)
18. 1968 Married Nancy Moore of Aiken, SC, December 22. Four children: Nancy Moore (deceased; 1993), James Strom Jr., Juliana Gertrude and Paul Reynolds
19. 1983 President's Commission on Organized Crime (appointed by President Reagan, November 28)
20. 1985 Commission on the Bicentennial of The US Constitution (By US Senate, September 29)
21. 1996 Became the oldest serving member of the US Senate, December 5
22. 1997 Became the longest serving member of the US Senate, May 25
23. 1998 Cast 15,000th vote, September
24. 2001 Named President Pro Tempore Emeritus, June 6, 2001



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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 29, 2004 12:00am General Thurmond's daughter makes monument  Article Thomas Walker 
Apr 26, 2004 12:00am News Longtime Thurmond Aide Dies (SC)  Article SC-Conservative 
Dec 15, 2003 12:00am News Strom Thurmond's family confirms paternity claim  Article Eric 
Dec 13, 2003 12:00am Interview [Black] Woman Claims [Strom] Thurmond As Father  Article Joshua L. 
Jun 30, 2003 12:00am General Thurmond's Reign Assisted by Forgiveness  Article Ced 
Jun 26, 2003 12:00am Obituary Former Sen. Strom Thurmond dead  Article eddy 9_99 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.40000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Jean Crouch Thurmond Nov 07, 1947-Jan 06, 1960
Wife Nancy Janice Moore Thurmond Dec 22, 1968-Jun 26, 2003
Daughter Essie Mae Washington Williams 1925-2013
Daughter Nancy Moore Thurmond 1971-1993
Son J. Strom Thurmond, Jr. 1972-
Daughter Juliana "Julie" Gertrude Thurmond 1974-
Son Paul R. Thurmond 1976-
Father J. William Thurmond 1862-1934

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  06/06/2001 President Pro Tempore Lost 49.00% (-2.00%)
  06/06/2001 President Pro Tempore Emeritus Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/20/2001 President Pro-Tempore Won 50.50% (+0.99%)
  01/03/2001 President Pro Tempore Lost 49.50% (-0.99%)
  01/03/1999 President Pro Tempore Won 55.00% (+10.00%)
  01/03/1997 President Pro Tempore Won 55.00% (+10.00%)
  11/05/1996 SC US Senate Won 53.38% (+9.39%)
  06/11/1996 SC US Senate - R Primary Won 60.62% (+30.50%)
  01/03/1995 President Pro Tempore Won 52.00% (+4.00%)
  01/03/1993 President Pro Tempore Lost 43.00% (-14.00%)
  01/03/1991 President Pro Tempore Lost 44.00% (-12.00%)
  11/06/1990 SC US Senate Won 64.21% (+31.69%)
  01/03/1989 President Pro Tempore Lost 45.00% (-10.00%)
  01/03/1987 President Pro Tempore Lost 45.00% (-10.00%)
  01/03/1985 President Pro Tempore Won 53.00% (+6.00%)
  11/06/1984 SC US Senate Won 66.81% (+35.00%)
  06/12/1984 SC US Senate- R Primary Won 94.31% (+88.63%)
  01/03/1983 President Pro Tempore Won 54.00% (+8.00%)
  01/03/1981 President Pro Tempore Won 53.54% (+7.07%)
  11/07/1978 SC US Senate Won 55.68% (+11.36%)
  11/07/1972 SC US Senate Won 63.29% (+26.60%)
  11/08/1966 SC US Senate Won 62.19% (+24.38%)
  09/16/1964 SC US Senate - Party Switch Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1960 US Vice President Lost 2.61% (-53.82%)
  11/08/1960 SC US Senate Won 99.97% (+99.94%)
  06/14/1960 SC US Senate - D Primary Won 89.50% (+78.99%)
  11/06/1956 SC US Senate - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/24/1954 SC US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1954 SC US Senate Won 63.13% (+26.37%)
  07/11/1950 SC US Senate - D Primary Lost 46.05% (-7.90%)
  12/13/1948 US President Lost 7.34% (-49.72%)
  11/02/1948 US President National Vote Lost 2.41% (-47.14%)
  07/17/1948 US President - SRP Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1946 SC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/03/1946 SC Governor - D Runoff Won 56.95% (+13.90%)
  08/13/1946 SC Governor - D Primary Won 33.43% (+4.57%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Attorney General - Jan 20, 2001 R John Ashcroft
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 NPA Reject
U.S. Surgeon General - Feb 10, 1998 D David M. Satcher
SC US President - R Primary - Mar 02, 1996 R Robert J. "Bob" Dole
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1988 R Robert J. "Bob" Dole
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 R Robert H. Bork
US Ambassador to Mozambique - Sep 11, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
US Ambassador to El Salvador - Jul 18, 1985 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
SC US President - R Primary - Mar 08, 1980 R John B. Connally
US President - R Convention - Aug 19, 1976 R Ronald Wilson Reagan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
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 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
US President - R Convention - Aug 08, 1968 R Richard M. Nixon
US President - R Primaries - Jun 11, 1968 R Richard M. Nixon
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 14, 1958 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Mar 17, 1955 NPA Reject
US President National Vote - Nov 04, 1952 R Dwight David Eisenhower