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Dirksen, Everett McKinley


  • [1896-1969]

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    • Birth Date

        18960104
    • Death Date

        19690907
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 19330304
        • Affiliation End: 19490103
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 19510103
        • Affiliation End: 19690907
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Minnesota. College of Law
    • Birth Place

        Pekin, Ill.
    • Death Place

        Washington, D.C.
    • Associated Locale

        Minneapolis. Minn.
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    • found: His Republican review of the first session, 86th Congress, 1959.
    • found: Biog. Dir. of the U.S. Congress website, viewed May 1, 2012(DIRKSEN, Everett McKinley, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill., Jan. 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; 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 (Mar. 4, 1933-Jan. 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 Jan. 3, 1951, until his death in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 1969; Republican whip 1957-1959; minority leader 1959-1969; chairman, Joint Committee on Inaugural Arrangements (Ninetieth Congress); lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Sept. 9-10, 1969; interment in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Pekin, Ill.)
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    • [1896-1969]
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    • 1980-07-18: new
    • 2013-04-10: revised
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