Carl Vinson

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Birthday
18, 1883
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Jun 1, 1981 (97)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1883
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Jun 1, 1981 (97)

About

'The Father of the Two-Ocean Navy' who was a vocal advocate for a strong national defense in his long tenure in the House of Representatives, where he represented Georgia from 1914 to 1965.

Before Fame

He attended Georgia Military College and earned a law degree from Mercer University in 1902, joining the House of Representatives to fill his a vacated seat.

Trivia

He was the sponsor of several acts strengthening the U.S. Navy, which helped the U.S. in the fighting against Japan in WW II, and had an aircraft carrier named after him.

Family Life

He was born in Baldwin County, Georgia.

Associated With

He was preceded Sam Rayburn in the Dean of the United States House of Representatives.