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  Dirksen, Everett McKinley
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  1961-01-01  
 
NameEverett McKinley Dirksen
Address
Pekin, Illinois , United States
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Born January 04, 1896
DiedSeptember 07, 1969 (73 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 01, 2017 12:05am
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InfoGrand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade 1968.

(father-in-law of Howard Baker)

Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill., January 4, 1896; attended public schools and the University of Minnesota College of Law at Minneapolis; during the First World War served overseas as a private and later as a second lieutenant of Field Artillery 1918-1919; general manager of a dredging company 1922-1925; commissioner of finance of Pekin, Ill., 1927-1931; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced practice in Pekin, Ill.; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1949); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Eightieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1950; reelected in 1956, 1962, and again in 1968, and served from January 3, 1951, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 7, 1969; Republican whip 1957-1959; minority leader 1959-1969; chairman, Joint Committee on Inaugural Arrangements (Ninetieth Congress); interment in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Pekin, Ill.


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FAMILY
Daughter Joy Dirksen Baker 1929-1993
Granddaughter Cissy Baker 1956-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/03/1969 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1968 IL US Senate Won 53.01% (+6.42%)
  06/11/1968 IL US Senate-R Primary Won 92.15% (+84.29%)
  06/11/1968 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-37.93%)
  01/03/1967 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1965 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/01/1964 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-38.28%)
  01/03/1963 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1962 IL US Senate Won 52.87% (+5.75%)
  04/10/1962 IL US Senate-R Primary Won 87.15% (+74.29%)
  01/03/1961 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/07/1959 Minority Leader Won 58.82% (+17.65%)
  01/03/1957 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1956 IL US Senate Won 54.10% (+8.38%)
  04/10/1956 IL US Senate-R Primary Won 100.00% (+99.99%)
  11/07/1950 IL US Senate Won 53.88% (+8.13%)
  04/11/1950 IL US Senate-R Primary Won 73.46% (+53.34%)
  06/21/1948 US President - R Convention Lost 0.06% (-60.69%)
  11/05/1946 IL District 16 Won 67.49% (+34.97%)
  11/07/1944 IL District 16 Won 59.04% (+18.07%)
  07/01/1944 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.03% (-28.92%)
  11/03/1942 IL District 16 Won 68.83% (+37.66%)
  11/05/1940 IL District 16 Won 58.09% (+16.17%)
  11/08/1938 IL District 16 Won 63.49% (+26.99%)
  11/03/1936 IL District 16 Won 53.24% (+6.49%)
  11/06/1934 IL District 16 Won 65.41% (+30.83%)
  11/08/1932 IL District 16 Won 60.26% (+20.53%)
  04/12/1932 IL District 16-R Primary Won 52.49% (+4.98%)
  04/08/1930 IL District 16-R Primary Lost 48.94% (-2.12%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1964 R Barry M. Goldwater
US Ambassador to the USSR - Mar 27, 1953 NPA Reject