Strom Thurmond

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Birthday
5, 1902
Birthplace
Edgefield, SC
Death Date
Jun 26, 2003 (100)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
5, 1902
Birthplace
Edgefield, SC
Death Date
Jun 26, 2003 (100)

About

Senator from South Carolina who served the state for forty-eight of his 100 years. At the time of his retirement he was the oldest-serving and longest-serving senator in U.S. history.

Before Fame

He worked as a teacher, farmer, coach and attorney.

Trivia

He filibustered for over twenty-four hours in opposition of the Civil Rights act of 1957.

Family Life

His daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, was born due to his affair with his black housekeeper, Cassie Butler, when she was on 16.

Associated With

He became a candidate for president in 1948 when President Harry S. Truman desegregated the U.S. Army.