John Tunney

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Birthday
26, 1934
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 12, 2018 (83)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1934
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 12, 2018 (83)

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Democratic Party politician who served from 1965 until 1971 as a United States Representative from California's thirty-eighth district. Subsequently, he held a six-year term as a United States Senator. While in the Senate, he penned a piece of anti-trust legislation known as the Tunney Act.

Before Fame

After earning his bachelor's degree from Yale University, he entered the University of Virginia School of Law. He subsequently joined a New York City-based legal practice.

Trivia

In the early 1960s, he served in the United States Air Force.

Family Life

He was born in New York City to Polly Lauder Tunney and professional boxer Gene Tunney. His first marriage to Mieke Sprengers, resulted in three children; he later wed Kathinka Osborne in 1977.

Associated With

He and fellow Democratic politician Ted Kennedy were roommates at the University of Virginia.

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