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Strom Thurmond

lawyer , senator , farmer and politician

Strom Thurmond was American senator.

Background

THURMOND, Strom was born on December 5, 1902 in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States. Son of J. William and Eleanor Gertrude (nee Strom) Thurmond.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Clemson College, 1923. 34 honorary degrees.

Career

Teacher South Carolina schools, 1923-1929. City attorney, county attorney, superintendent education Edgefield County, 1929-1933. State senator, 1933-1938. Circuit judge, 1938-1946. Governor of South Carolina, 1947-1951. Chairman Southern Governors Conference, 1950. Practiced in Alken, South Carolina, 1951-1955. United States senator from South Carolina, 1954—2003. President pro tempore, 1981-1987, 1995—2001. Delaware National Democratic Convention, 1932, 36, 48, 52, 56, 60. Chairman South Carolina delegations, armed services committee. Member Judiciary VA committee.

Member Democratic National Committee, 1948. States Rights candidate for President United States, 1948. Delegate National Republican Convention, 1968, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96.

Achievements

  • Bar: South Carolina 1930.

Religion

People who do not trust in Christ will enter into eternal condemnation. People who trust in Christ for salvation will enter into the loving presence of God for all eternity.

Politics

Christians should engage the culture through discipleship within the churches and through participation in the democratic public policy and political process in order to help fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible and expressed in the Baptist Faith to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.

Views

All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.

Membership

Board directors Georgia-Carolina council Boy Scouts American Served with Army of the United States. Attached to 82d Airborne Division for D-Day invasion 1942-1946, Europe. Major general Reserve.

Member South Carolina (past vice president), American Bar Association, Clemson College Alumni Association (past president), also numerous defense, veterans, civic, fraternal and farm organizations.

Connections

Married Jean Crouch, November 7, 1947 (deceased January 1960). Married Nancy Moore, December 22, 1968. Children: Nancy Moore (deceased), J. Strom, Junior, Juliana Gertrude, Paul Reynolds, Essie Mae Washington-Williams.

father:
John William Thurmond

mother:
Eleanor Gertrude (Strom) Thurmond

spouses:
Jean Crouch

Nancy Moore

children:
Nancy Moore Thurmond (deceased)

J. Strom Thurmond

Junior Thurmond

Juliana Gertrude Thurmond

Paul Reynolds Thurmond

Essie Mae Washington-Williams Thurmond