Segregationist senator from Mississippi from 1935 to 1947 and member of the Klu Klux Klan who was known for his fiery, racist rhetoric. He also served his state as it's Governor from 1916 to 1920 and then again from 1935 to 1947.
He won a seat on the Mississippi state senate on a platform of white supremacy, and carried it with him to Congress.
In the U.S. Senate, he blocked all attempts at promoting civil rights for African-Americans, on the basis of preserving racial purity.
He was born in Poplarville, Mississippi and married twice.
He had many supporters, including that of Ross Barnett, the governor Mississippi.