John C. Stennis

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Birthday
3, 1901
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Apr 23, 1995 (93)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1901
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Apr 23, 1995 (93)

About

Politician and member of the Democratic party who was a U.S. Senator from the state of Mississippi for over 41 years. He was the most senior member of the Senate for the last eight years of his tenure.

Before Fame

He was a prosecuting attorney and later a circuit judge in his home state, when he decided to enter a special election for a vacated senate seat.

Trivia

Beginning his reign in office with a promise to hew to the center, he set himself as a the voice of conscience for the Senate, widely respected for his integrity.

Family Life

He and his wife Coy Hines, affectionately called Miss Coy, had two children.

Associated With

Richard Nixon counted on the senator's integrity when he formed a deal to let him listen to the Watergate tapes and compose his summaries of them, rather than turning over the tapes to the prosecutors.