Charles Halleck

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Birthday
22, 1900
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Mar 3, 1986 (85)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1900
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Mar 3, 1986 (85)

About

Republican politician who became a Member of the US House Representative from Indiana from 1935 to 1969. He became nearly a household name in the 60s for his regular spirited televised debates with Democratic Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen.

Before Fame

After serving in WW I, he was the prosecuting attorney in Rensselaer, Indiana, later gaining a vacated House seat.

Trivia

Despite his frequently vocal support of Republican policies, he notably broke with his party to support a Democratically-supported civil rights bill in 1963.

Family Life

He was born near DeMotte, Indiana, the son of Abraham and Lura Halleck.

Associated With

He was considered as a potential vice presidential pick by several candidates, including Dwight Eisenhower.