Stennis, John C. (John Cornelius), 1901-1995

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John C. Stennis (August 3, 1901 – April 23, 1995) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from the state of Mississippi. He was a Democrat who served in the Senate for over 41 years.

Stennis served in the Senate from 1947-1989. He was a supporter of racial segregation. He signed the Southern Manifesto, which called for massive resistance to the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. He also voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Civil Rights Act of 1968. He supported the extension of the Voting Rights Act in 1982 but voted against the establishment of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a national holiday.

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creatorOf Stennis, John C. (John Cornelius), 1901-. John C. Stennis : commercials, 1982. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
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associatedWith Alabama. Legislature. Commission to Preserve the Peace. corporateBody
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966. person
associatedWith Collier, John, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
associatedWith Harris, Fred R., 1930- person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Heinemann, Ronald L. person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. person
associatedWith Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982. person
associatedWith Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. person
associatedWith Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961 person
correspondedWith SOMERVILLE-HOWORTH FAMILY family
associatedWith Spell, William E., 1925- person
associatedWith Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. person
memberOf United States. Congress. Senate corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur), 1893-1967. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Jackson MS US
Kemper County MS US
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Birth 1901-08-03

Death 1995-04-23

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