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John C. Stennis
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U.S. Senator
    (August 3, 1901-April 23, 1995)
    Circuit Judge to Mississippi's 16th Judicial District (1937-1947)
    Democratic Senator from Mississippi (1947-1989)
    First Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee
    Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (1969-1980)
    Like the rest of the Mississippi delegation to Congress at the time, he signed the Southern Manifesto (1956) and opposed civil rights.
    He was one of the major war hawks when it came to Vietnam.
    Although he considered himself a supporter of Lyndon B. Johnson, the Vietnam War was the only policy he really supported him on, opposing most if not all Great Society programs.
    He was a very conservative Democrat who opposed most of what Northern (and more dominant wing of the party) stood for.
    He opposed the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday (1983).
    While in law school, he was alleged to have memorized the entire US Constitution.
    He was the first Democrat to criticize Senator Joseph McCarthy on the Senate floor.
    He wrote the first Senate Code of Ethics and chaired the first Ethics Committee, thus making him one of the Senators known as 'The Conscience of the Senate.'
    He was considered for assassination by a few fringe members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War along with Senators Strom Thurmond and John G. Tower.
    When he chaired the Armed Forces Committee from 1969 to 1980, his work when it came to the navy led to him being called 'The Father of America's Modern Navy.'
    In 1970, he, with Senator Abraham Ribicoff, pointed out the hypocrisy of only attacking segregation in the south, and succeeded in passing an amendment to require equal enforcement of desegregation throughout the country.
    He was mugged and shot in Washington D.C., but survived (1973).
    He voted to extend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 after years of opposition to civil rights (1982).
    He also voted in favor of strengthening fair housing and anti-discrimination laws in the 1980s.
    He became more moderate in his later years in the Senate.
    He had to have his left leg amputated due to cancer (1984).
    He never lost an election.

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    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 291 Votes: 62.89% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 21 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 84 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 48 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 56 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 82 Votes: 70.73% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 146 Votes: 60.27% Annoying
 
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