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  Abourezk, James G.
NameJames G. Abourezk
Rapid City, South Dakota , United States
Born February 24, 1931 (86 years)
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 28, 2015 07:30pm
Tags Arab - Liberal - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - U.S. Navy - ACLU - Straight -
Infoborn in Wood, Mellette County, S.Dak., February 24, 1931; attended the Wood and Mission public schools; graduated as a civil engineer from the South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City, S.Dak., 1961; graduated from the University of South Dakota Law School, Vermillion, S.Dak., 1966; lawyer; admitted to the South Dakota bar in 1966 and commenced practice in Rapid City; served in the United States Navy 1948-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second Congress (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1972, but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1979; was not a candidate for reelection in 1978; chairman, Select Committee on Indian Affairs (Ninety-fifth Congress); chairman, American Indian Policy Review Commission 1976; resumed the practice of law and began a career in writing; is a resident of Rapid City, S. Dak.


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Oct 28, 2008 11:10am Op-Ed by Candidate How to Bail Out the Taxpayers  Article Craverguy 

Importance? 8.00000 Average


  11/07/1972 SD US Senate Won 57.04% (+14.09%)
  06/06/1972 SD US Senate- D Primary Won 79.42% (+58.84%)
  11/03/1970 SD District 2 Won 52.26% (+4.52%)
  06/02/1970 SD District 2 - D Primary Won 37.15% (+3.16%)
SD US President - Nov 04, 2008 I Ralph Nader
SD US President - D Primary - Jun 01, 1976 D Morris K. "Mo" Udall
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development - Mar 09, 1975 NPA Reject
US Vice President Appointment - Dec 19, 1974 NPA Reject
U. S. Secretary of State - Sep 21, 1973 NPA Reject
U.S. Secretary of Labor - Feb 01, 1973 NPA Reject
Secretary of Defense - Jan 30, 1973 NPA Reject