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John H. Buchanan, Jr.
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U.S. Congressman
    (March 19, 1928- )
    Republican Representative from Alabama (1965-1981)
    Member of People for the American Way (1982- )
    Baptist Minister
    He voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
    He was an ultra-conservative during the 1960s and early 1970s.
    He reversed his stance on busing from outright opposition to stubborn support.
    He voted to uphold federal funding of racial quotas. (1978, 1979)
    Despite being an apparent moderate after his career, he is a prominent member of the liberal organization People for the American Way.
    His name could be confused with that of John Buchanan, a Florida Republican who ran for President in 2004.
    He upset fellow Republicans by criticizing Bush's foreign policy and signing a letter protesting the Republican House ethics rules change for Tom DeLay.
    He reversed his stance on civil rights around 1970 by voting for the controversial Philadelphia Plan, which was intended to stop the exclusion of blacks in labor union construction projects.
    He supported extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in 1975.
    He helped create Title IX.
    He is pro-choice.
    He moderated his ultra-conservatism later in his career to the point in which he was defeated in the Republican primaries (1980).
    He is a critic of the religious right.

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