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us: Denton, Jeremiah A., Jr. (Jeremiah Andrew), 1924-2014

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  • Fuller Name

    • Jeremiah Andrew
  • Variants

    • us: Denton, Jeremiah
  • Additional Information

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Mobile (Ala.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Virginia Beach (Va.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Spring Hill College
        • Affiliation Start: 1942
        • Affiliation End: 1943
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States Naval Academy
        • Affiliation End: 1946
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Navy
        • Affiliation Start: 1946
        • Affiliation End: 1977
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 19810102
        • Affiliation End: 19870103
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
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        (lcsh) Legislators
          (lcsh) Admirals
            (lcsh) Prisoners of war
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Denton, Jeremiah A.
        • Sources

          • found: His When hell was in session, 1976 t.p. (Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr.)
          • found: His Soviet, East German, and Cuban involvement in fomenting terrorism in southern Africa, 1982: p. iii (Jeremiah Denton; chrmn., Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism, U.S. Senate) [info. from GPO]
          • found: Biographical directory of the United States Congress online, viewed August 1, 2012 (Denton, Jeremiah Andrew, Jr., a Senator from Alabama; born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., July 15, 1924)
          • found: Washington Post website, March 28, 2014 (Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a retired Navy rear admiral and former U.S. senator who survived nearly eight years of captivity in North Vietnamese prisons, and whose public acts of defiance and patriotism came to embody the sacrifices of American POWs in Vietnam, died March 28 [2014] at a hospice in Virginia Beach. He was 89)
          • found: Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, March 28, 2014 (Denton, Jeremiah Andrew, Jr., a Senator from Alabama; born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., July 15, 1924; graduated from McGill Institute, Mobile, 1942; attended Spring Hill College, Mobile, 1942-1943; graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 1946; completed graduate work at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1964; served in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of rear admiral 1946-1977; shot down, captured, and held prisoner by North Vietnamese for 7 years and 7 months; consultant; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1980 for the term commencing January 3, 1981; subsequently appointed by the Governor, January 2, 1981, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Donald W. Stewart for the term ending January 3, 1981; served from January 2, 1981, to January 3, 1987; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1986; founder of Denton Associates, Mobile, Ala.; founder of the National Forum Foundation, Washington, D.C)
        • Change Notes

          • 1983-03-21: new
          • 2014-04-01: revised
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