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  Pearson, James B.
NameJames B. Pearson
Prairie Village, Kansas , United States
Born May 07, 1920
DiedJanuary 13, 2009 (88 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 12, 2015 05:15am
InfoPEARSON, James Blackwood, a Senator from Kansas; born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., May 7, 1920; with his parents moved to Virginia in 1934 and attended the public schools of that State and Duke University, Durham, N.C.; during the Second World War interrupted schooling to serve as a pilot in the Naval Air Transport of the United States Navy, 1943-1946, and was discharged as a lieutenant; graduated from the law school of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1950; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Mission, Kans., in 1950; assistant county attorney of Johnson County, Kans., 1952-1954; county probate judge 1954-1956; member, State senate 1956-1960; did not seek reelection but returned to the practice of law; appointed January 31, 1962, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Andrew F. Schoeppel; elected in November 1962, for the term ending January 3, 1967; reelected in 1966 for a full six-year term, and again in 1972, and served from January 31, 1962, until his resignation December 23, 1978; was not a candidate for reelection in 1978; is a resident of Washington, D.C.



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Jan 19, 2009 09:00am Obituary Progressive Republican [James B. Pearson] Was a Kansas Senator  Article Stephen Yellin 
Jan 17, 2009 10:00am Obituary Former senator James Pearson of Kansas dies  Article RMF 

Importance? 8.00000 Average


  11/07/1972 KS US Senate Won 71.42% (+48.39%)
  08/01/1972 KS US Senate - R Primary Won 82.19% (+64.38%)
  09/24/1969 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Lost 0.00% (-53.49%)
  11/08/1966 KS US Senate Won 52.15% (+6.98%)
  08/02/1966 KS US Senate - R Primary Won 50.28% (+9.13%)
  11/06/1962 KS US Senate - Special Election Won 56.21% (+13.69%)
  08/07/1962 KS US Senate - Special R Primary Won 62.31% (+24.62%)
  01/31/1962 KS US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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