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  Eastland, James O.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameJames O. Eastland
Address
Doddsville, Mississippi , United States
EmailNone
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Born November 28, 1904
DiedFebruary 19, 1986 (81 years)
ContributorRP
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 31, 2015 01:25am
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Infoborn in Doddsville, Sunflower County, Miss., November 28, 1904; moved with his parents to Forest, Miss., in 1905; attended the public schools, the University of Mississippi at Oxford, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in Forest, Miss.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1928-1932; moved to Ruleville, Miss., in 1934; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Pat Harrison and served from June 30, 1941, to September 28, 1941; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1942; reelected in 1948, 1954, 1960, 1966, and again in 1972 and served from January 3, 1943, until his resignation December 27, 1978; was not a candidate for reelection in 1978; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Ninety-second through the Ninety-fifth Congresses; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Eighty-fourth through Ninety-fifth Congresses; was a resident of Doddsville, Miss., until his death February 19, 1986; interment in Forest Cemetery, Forest, Miss.


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RACES
  01/03/1977 President Pro Tempore Won 61.62% (+23.23%)
  01/03/1975 President Pro Tempore Won 61.22% (+22.45%)
  01/03/1973 President Pro Tempore Won 57.14% (+14.29%)
  11/07/1972 MS US Senate Won 58.09% (+19.41%)
  07/28/1972 President Pro Tempore Won 54.55% (+9.09%)
  06/06/1972 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 70.23% (+46.92%)
  11/08/1966 MS US Senate Won 65.56% (+38.87%)
  06/07/1966 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 83.08% (+71.21%)
  11/08/1960 MS US Senate Won 91.81% (+83.61%)
  06/07/1960 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 94.21% (+88.43%)
  11/02/1954 MS US Senate Won 95.57% (+91.13%)
  08/24/1954 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 62.03% (+24.06%)
  11/02/1948 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1942 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/15/1942 MS US Senate - D Runoff Won 56.84% (+13.69%)
  08/25/1942 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 37.55% (+9.26%)
  06/30/1941 MS US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MS Governor - D Primary - Aug 07, 1979 D Jim Herring
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1976 D Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr.
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
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 NPA Reject
US President National Vote - Nov 03, 1964 R Barry M. Goldwater
US Vice President - D Convention - Aug 27, 1964 D Eugene J. McCarthy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 14, 1958 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Mar 17, 1955 NPA Reject