Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986

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James Oliver Eastland (b. November 28, 1904, Doddsville, Mississippi-d. February 19, 1986, Doddsville, Mississippi) was a U.S. Senator from Mississippi. Eastland began his career as a lawyer practicing in Mississippi. He then went on to serve as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1928-1931. In 1941, Eastland served a temporary appointment to the U.S. Senate to fill a vacant seat made by the death of Pat Harrison. Eastland was then officially elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 1942. He was reelected five times to the Senate until his resignation on December 27, 1978. During his time as a Senator, he also served as chairman for the entire Judiciary Committee, serving in this position until his retirement. In addition to being the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Eastland was also chair of its several subcommittees including: Internal Security Subcommittee, Immigration and Naturalization Subcommittee, Civil Rights Subcommittee, and the FBI Oversight Subcommittee. He was also a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, and was the chairman of its Environment, Soil Conservation, and Forestry Subcommittee. In the 1970s, he served as President pro tempore of the Senate.
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referencedIn Eastland, Senator James Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Eastland, James Gerald R. Ford Library
creatorOf Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966. Papers of Harry Flood Byrd [manuscript] 1911-65. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn France - Normandy Invasion: Omaha and Utah Beaches United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn White House Press Releases (Ford Administration), 1974 - 1977. Press Releases, 1974 - 1977 Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Eastland, James 1951-1963 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Eastland, James O. Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Jackson, [Mississippi] - 157-11126-v.1 [Classification - Civil Unrest] -- Senator James O Eastland United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 794
referencedIn Durr, Virginia Foster. Papers: Series I, 1919-1988 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn General Correspondence, 1935 - 1953 National Archives at Kansas City
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referencedIn McNurlen, Keith A., 1919-1973. Papers, 1958-1971. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn Jackson, [Mississippi] - 157-10901-v.1 [Classification - Civil Unrest] -- Possible Disturbance At Plantation of U S Senator James O Eastland, Doddsville, MS, involving NAACP United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 3/22/78 [1]
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referencedIn Outgoing Correspondence by Name - Senate: Eastland, James O. Gerald R. Ford Library
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referencedIn (62D146) 8-C/2 [Senator James O.] Eastland [of Mississippi] Material-14 Questions-SCA/55-56/Answers and Related Questions United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn 44-31433, Mississippi (1965) Senator James Eastland United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986. Joseph M. Howorth Collection of James O. Eastland Correspondence, 1927-1941. University of Mississippi
creatorOf Dixon, Frank M. (Frank Murray), 1892-1965. Papers, 1924-1965. Alabama Department of Archives and History
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referencedIn Eastland, James O. Gerald R. Ford Library
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referencedIn Papers of Virginia Foster Durr, 1919-2007 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration). 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn 1/30/78, Senate Judiciary Committee--Judge William Webster's Nomination as FBI Director (T-13429) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Videotaped Recollections, 7/11/2001? - 2/6/2004?. Video Interviews with Associates of Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
referencedIn Oral History Interview with James Eastland United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Jackson, [Mississippi] - 157-3486-v.1 [Classification - Civil Unrest] -- James O Eastland -- Alleged Unionizing of Senator James O Eastland United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Edelstein, Julius C. C. (Julius Caius Caesar), 1912-2005. Julius Edelstein papers, 1917-1961 [Bulk Dates: 1948-1958]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Eastland, James O. (Mississippi) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Bankhead, John Hollis, 1872-1946. Papers, 1880-1947 and n.d. Alabama Department of Archives and History
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referencedIn White House Telephone Recordings and Transcripts, 11/22/1963 - 1/3/1969 Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
editorOf Index to Press Releases and Speeches, ca. 1935 - ca. 1983 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs of FBI Personnel and Visitors, Taken during the Tenures of L. Patrick Gray and Clarence M. Kelley, 1972 - 1978 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Eastland, James O., PPF 3465 Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn CASE FILES, 1971-1974: United States Servicemen's Fund v. James O. Eastland Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Julius Edelstein Papers, 1917-1963, [Bulk Dates: 1948-1958] Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn John W. Dean III's Files, 7/9/1970 - 4/30/1973 Richard Nixon Library
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referencedIn 2/24/78, Senate Judiciary Committee--Civiletti Nomination (T-39220) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Roy Ash's Files, 1969 - 1974 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Armed Guard Logs, 1943 - 1945 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn 4/11/78, U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Benjamin Civiletti Nomination (T-14315) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Field, Richard Hinkley, 1903-1978. Papers of Richard Hinkley Field, 1932-1978 (inclusive), 1942-1978 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Reapportionment - Executive Meetings - Member's File - Eastland, James United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Subject Files, 1947 - ca. 1967 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Almond, J. Lindsay (James Lindsay), 1898-1986. person
associatedWith Bankhead, John Hollis, 1872-1946. person
associatedWith Berry, Jason. person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966. person
associatedWith Dixon, Frank M. (Frank Murray), 1892-1965. person
associatedWith Durr, Virginia Foster. person
associatedWith Edelstein, Julius C. C. (Julius Caius Caesar), 1912-2005. person
associatedWith Field, Richard Hinkley, 1903-1978. person
correspondedWith Howorth, Joseph Marion, 1896-1980 person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. person
associatedWith McNurlen, Keith A., 1919-1973. person
associatedWith Rabin, Jack, 1945- person
associatedWith Scott, Byron. person
associatedWith Williams family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Doddsville MS US
Doddsville MS US
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Birth 1904-11-28

Death 1986-02-19

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