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Everett-dirksen

Everett Dirksen
(American Politician)

Date of Birth:
January 4, 1896

Date of Death:
September 7, 1969

Nationality:
American

Quote count:
24

Times favorited:
5

Everett McKinley Dirksen was a Republican U.S. Congressman and Senator from Illinois. As Republican Senate leader he played a highly visible and key role in the politics of the 1960s, including helping to write and pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He later offered his support for the Open Housing Act of 1968, another landmark piece of Civil Rights legislation. He was one of the Senate's strongest supporters of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.



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