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  Randolph, Jennings
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameJennings Randolph
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Elkins, West Virginia , United States
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Born March 08, 1902
DiedMay 08, 1998 (96 years)
ContributorRP
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Sep 12, 2012 07:58pm
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Infoborn in Salem, Harrison County, W.Va., March 8, 1902; attended the public schools; graduated from the Salem (W.Va.) Academy in 1920 and Salem (W.Va.) College in 1924; engaged in newspaper work in Clarksburg, W.Va., in 1924; associate editor of West Virginia Review at Charleston in 1925; head of the department of public speaking and journalism at Davis and Elkins College at Elkins, W.Va., 1926-1932; trustee of Salem College and Davis and Elkins College; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Civil Service (Seventy-ninth Congress); professor of public speaking at Southeastern University, Washington, D.C., 1935-1953, and dean of School of Business Administration 1952-1958; assistant to president and director of public relations, Capital Airlines, Washington, D.C., February 1947-April 1958; elected in 1958 as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Matthew M. Neely; reelected in 1960, 1966, 1972, and again in 1978, and served from November 5, 1958, to January 3, 1985; did not seek reelection; chairman, Committee on Public Works (Eighty-ninth through Ninety-fifth Congresses), Committee on Environment and Public Works (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses); died May 8, 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri.


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RACES
  08/14/1980 US President - D Convention Lost 0.06% (-63.98%)
  11/07/1978 WV US Senate Won 50.48% (+0.96%)
  05/09/1978 WV US Senate- D Primary Won 80.49% (+60.98%)
  07/15/1976 US President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-74.45%)
  11/07/1972 WV US Senate Won 66.45% (+32.90%)
  11/08/1966 WV US Senate Won 59.51% (+19.02%)
  07/01/1964 US President - D Primaries Lost 2.12% (-25.14%)
  05/12/1964 WV US President - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1960 WV US Senate Won 55.34% (+10.68%)
  11/04/1958 WV US Senate - Special Won 59.33% (+18.66%)
  08/05/1958 WV US Senate - Special D Primary Won 47.16% (+11.34%)
  11/05/1946 WV District 02 Lost 48.64% (-2.72%)
  11/07/1944 WV District 02 Won 54.14% (+8.28%)
  05/09/1944 WV District 2 - D Primary Won 88.68% (+77.36%)
  11/03/1942 WV District 02 Won 50.20% (+0.39%)
  11/05/1940 WV District 02 Won 57.52% (+15.03%)
  11/08/1938 WV District 02 Won 54.58% (+9.15%)
  11/03/1936 WV District 02 Won 59.83% (+19.73%)
  11/06/1934 WV District 02 Won 57.56% (+15.52%)
  11/08/1932 WV District 02 Won 53.37% (+7.21%)
  11/04/1930 WV District 02 Lost 49.22% (-1.56%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
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
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall
Nobel Peace Prize - Oct 10, 1964 N Cyrus Eaton