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Pepper, Claude, 1900-1989

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    • us: Pepper, Claude Denson, 1900-1989
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    • found: U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on education and labor. Education for physically handicapped children ... 1938.
    • found: NUCMC data from Univ. of Fla., P.K. Yonge Lib. for Newspaper clippings relating to Claude Pepper, 1948-1958 (Claude Denson Pepper, b. 9-8-1900)
    • found: Memorial services held in the ... 1990: t.p. (Claude Denson Pepper) p. xvi (d. 5-30-89)
    • found: Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, Apr. 23, 2013 (Pepper, Claude Denson, 1900-1989; Senate years of service: 1936-1951; party: Democrat; a Senator and a Representative from Florida; born on a farm near Dudleyville, Chambers County, Ala., September 8, 1900; graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1921 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1924; taught law in the University of Arkansas in 1924 and 1925; admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Perry, Fla.; member of the State house of representatives in 1929 and 1930; moved to Tallahassee, Fla., in 1930 and continued the practice of law; served on the State board of public welfare in 1931 and 1932; member of the State board of law examiners in 1933; elected on November 3, 1936, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Duncan U. Fletcher; reelected in 1938 and 1944 and served from November 4, 1936, to January 3, 1951; chairman, Committee on Patents (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1950 and for nomination in 1958; engaged in the practice of law at Miami Beach, Coral Gables, and Tallahassee, Fla., and in Washington, D.C.; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1963, until his death; chairman, Select Committee on Crime (Ninety-first through Ninety-sixth Congresses), Select Committee on Aging (Ninety-fifth through Ninety-seventh Congress), Committee on Rules (Ninety-eighth through One Hundred First Congresses); awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on May 26, 1989; died in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 1989)
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