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  Stennis, John C.
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NameJohn C. Stennis
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DeKalb, Mississippi , United States
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Born August 03, 1901
DiedApril 23, 1995 (93 years)
ContributorRP
Last ModifedRBH
May 25, 2016 12:15am
Tags Freemason - Presbyterian -
Infoborn near De Kalb, Kemper County, Miss., August 3, 1901; attended the county schools; graduated, Mississippi State College 1923; graduated, University of Virginia Law School 1928; admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in De Kalb, Miss.; member, State house of representatives 1928-1932; district prosecuting attorney 1932-1937; circuit judge 1937-1947; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on November 4, 1947, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Theodore G. Bilbo and served from November 5, 1947, to January 3, 1953; reelected in 1952, 1958, 1964, 1970, 1976, and again in 1982 for the term ending January 3, 1989; not a candidate for reelection in 1988; President pro tempore of the Senate during the One-hundredth Congress; chairman, Select Committee on Standards and Conduct (Eighty-ninth through Ninety-third Congresses), Committee on Armed Services (Ninety-first through Ninety-sixth Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (One Hundredth Congress); was a resident of Starkville, Mississippi, and later, Madison, Mississippi, until his death in Jackson, April 23, 1995; interment in Pinecrest Cemetery, DeKalb, Mississippi.


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FAMILY
Son John Hampton Stennis 1935-2013

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/03/1987 President Pro Tempore Won 55.00% (+10.00%)
  01/03/1985 President Pro Tempore Lost 47.00% (-6.00%)
  01/03/1983 President Pro Tempore Lost 46.00% (-8.00%)
  11/02/1982 MS US Senate Won 64.20% (+28.40%)
  06/01/1982 MS US Senate- D Primary Won 75.10% (+57.77%)
  01/03/1981 President Pro Tempore Lost 46.46% (-7.07%)
  11/02/1976 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/01/1976 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 85.39% (+70.79%)
  11/03/1970 MS US Senate Won 88.40% (+76.81%)
  11/03/1964 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/02/1964 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 97.36% (+94.73%)
  11/04/1958 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1952 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1947 MS US Senate - Special Election Won 26.88% (+3.27%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MS US Senate- D Primary - Mar 08, 1988 D Wayne Dowdy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 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 Germany - Jul 18, 1985 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
US Secretary of the Interior - Jun 11, 1975 R Stanley K. Hathaway
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 National Vote - Nov 03, 1964 R Barry M. Goldwater
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 14, 1958 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Mar 17, 1955 NPA Reject