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Jacob Javits
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U.S. Senator
    (May 18, 1904-March 7, 1986)
    Republican Representative from New York (1947-1954)
    Attorney General of New York (1954-1957)
    Republican Senator from New York (1957-1981)
    He was one of the most liberal Republicans to ever serve in Congress.
    He was not popular with his fellow Republicans for siding with liberal Democrats on most issues.
    He supported busing and the welfare state.
    Even though he had ALS (which is almost always terminal), he decided to run for reelection to the Senate as a liberal, splitting the progressive vote and led to Alfonse D'Amato's victory (1980).
    He faced anti-Semitism during his career.
    He was a staunch supporter of civil rights and labor unions.
    He was diagnosed with ALS (1979).
    If he had been reelected for another term he would have lived through most of it.
    He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983.

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    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 27 Votes: 48.15% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 44 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 42 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 27 Votes: 48.15% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 44 Votes: 47.73% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 80 Votes: 51.25% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 190 Votes: 53.16% Annoying
 
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