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  East, John Porter
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NameJohn Porter East
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Greenville, North Carolina , United States
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Born May 05, 1931
DiedJune 29, 1986 (55 years)
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May 25, 2016 03:22am
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InfoEAST, John Porter, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., May 5, 1931; attended the public schools; graduated, Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., 1953; graduated, University of Illinois Law School, Urbana 1959; earned graduate degrees from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1962 and 1964; served in the United States Marine Corps 1953-1955; admitted to the Florida bar in 1959 and commenced practice in Naples; political science professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., 1964-1980

As a protege of prominent conservative Senator Jesse Helms, East ran for the Senate in 1980 and narrowly defeated incumbent Democrat Robert Burren Morgan in the Republican landslide that year.

US Senate (R-NC) 1981-1986. In the Senate, he earned a reputation as a staunch social conservative, especially on the issue of abortion. In 1986, he announced that he would not seek re-election, and would instead return to his teaching position. That summer, East, suffering from cancer, committed suicide at his North Carolina home.

When he entered the Senate, East joined John Stennis as the first pair of Senators who navigated the halls of Congress in a wheelchair. They were responsible for legislation which made the U.S. Capitol building wheelchair accessible.

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  11/04/1980 NC US Senate Won 49.96% (+0.58%)
  11/05/1968 NC Secretary of State Lost 44.57% (-10.86%)
  11/08/1966 NC District 1 Lost 38.65% (-22.69%)
  02/05/1966 NC District 01 - Special Election Lost 39.65% (-20.69%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Ambassador to China - Nov 06, 1985 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to El Salvador - Jul 18, 1985 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Germany - Jul 18, 1985 NPA Reject
Secretary of Health & Human Services - Mar 08, 1983 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Secretary of Defense - Jan 21, 1981 NPA Reject