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us: Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963



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    • us: Kefauver, Carey Estes, 1903-1963
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    • found: U.S. Cong. H. Comm. on the judiciary. Amending the Bankruptcy act ... Report ... 1944.
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website, viewed July 29, 2013 (Kefauver, Carey Estes; a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born on a farm near Madisonville, Monroe County, Tenn., July 26, 1903; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1924 and from the law department of Yale University, New Haven, Conn., in 1927; admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1927; unsuccessful candidate for the State senate in 1936; State commissioner of finance and taxation 1939; elected on September 13, 1939, as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sam D. McReynolds; reelected to the Seventy-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from September 13, 1939, to January 3, 1949; did not seek renomination in 1948; elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat in 1948; reelected in 1954, and again in 1960, and served from January 3, 1949, until his death in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Md., August 10, 1963; gained national attention as chairman of the Special Committee on Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses), better known as the ”Kefauver Committee”; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956; unsuccessful Democratic nominee for vice president of the United States in 1956 on the ticket with Adlai Stevenson; interment in the family cemetery, Madisonville, Tenn.)
    • found: OCLC, July 31, 2013 (access points: Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963, Kefauver, Estes, Kefauver, Carey E., Kefauver, Estes, (Carey Estes), 1903-1963, Kefauver, Carey Estes, Kefauver, Carey Estes, 1903-1963; usage: Estes Kefauver [predominant form], Carey Estes Kefauver)
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