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  Rankin, John E.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameJohn E. Rankin
Address
Tupelo, Mississippi , United States
EmailNone
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Born March 29, 1882
DiedNovember 26, 1960 (78 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 21, 2015 10:24pm
Tags Anti-Semite -
Infoborn near Bolanda, Itawamba County, Miss., March 29, 1882; attended the common and high schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1910; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in West Point, Clay County, Miss.; moved to Tupelo, Miss., the following November and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Lee County 1911-1915; also engaged as a lecturer and newspaper writer; served in the United States Army during the First World War; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1932, 1936, and 1940; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-January 3, 1953); chairman, Committee on World War Veterans’ Legislation (Seventy-second through Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); coauthor of bill to create the Tennessee Valley Authority; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1952; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in 1947; resumed the practice of law; also interested in farming and real estate; died in Tupelo, Miss., November 26, 1960; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, West Point, Miss.



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  08/26/1952 MS District 1 - D Primary Lost 43.69% (-12.63%)
  11/07/1950 MS District 1 Won 92.49% (+84.99%)
  11/02/1948 MS District 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/24/1948 MS District 1 - D Primary Won 59.52% (+37.00%)
  11/04/1947 MS US Senate - Special Election Lost 12.64% (-14.24%)
  11/05/1946 MS District 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/02/1946 MS District 1 - D Primary Won 53.57% (+13.60%)
  11/07/1944 MS District 1 Won 96.89% (+93.77%)
  11/03/1942 MS District 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/25/1942 MS District 1 - D Primary Won 69.97% (+39.95%)
  11/05/1940 MS District 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1938 MS District 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1936 MS District 1 Won 98.01% (+96.01%)
  11/06/1934 MS District 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/02/1933 US House Speaker - D Nomination Lost 6.64% (-48.50%)
  11/08/1932 MS District 1 Won 97.03% (+95.53%)
  11/04/1930 MS - District 01 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1928 MS - District 01 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1926 MS - District 01 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1924 MS - District 01 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1922 MS - District 01 Won 99.76% (+99.51%)
  11/02/1920 MS District 1 Won 95.59% (+91.18%)
  09/07/1920 MS District 1 - D Runoff Won 53.01% (+6.02%)
  08/17/1920 MS District 1 - D Primary Won 34.00% (+5.53%)
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