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His first political campaign was for county attorney of McCracken County, Kentucky, and further advances got him to the House of Representatives.
After moving over to the Senate he retained his partisan edge, and talent for long-winded stump speeches, but he always kept a self-deprecating sense of humor.
His daughter married
One of the traditions he started that his successor Richard Nixon did not continue was referring to the Vice President as the informal "Veep."