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Strom Thurmond

Strom ThurmondAKA James Strom Thurmond

Born: 5-Dec-1902
Birthplace: Edgefield, SC
Died: 26-Jun-2003
Location of death: Edgefield, SC [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Willowbrook Cemetery, Edgefield, SC

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from South Carolina, 1954-2003

Military service: US Army (1942-46)

[1] Edgefield County Hospital, Edgefield, SC.

[2] Democrat until 1964, Republican thereafter. Ran as a "Dixiecrat" in 1948.

Father: John William Thurmond
Mother: Eleanor Gertrude Thurmond
Sister: Mary Eleanor Thurmond Tompkins (d. 15-Jul-2004, age 95)
Sister: Martha Evelyn Thurmond Bishop (d. Nov-2003)
Brother: Allan George Thurmond (d.)
Slept with: Carrie Butler ("Tunch", family's black maid)
Essie Mae Washington-Williams (secret biracial daughter, b. 12-Oct-1925, d. 4-Feb-2013)
Wife: Jean Crouch (m. 1947, d. 1960, brain cancer)
Wife: Nancy Janice Moore (m. 1968, sep. 1991)
Daughter: Nancy Moore Thurmond (b. 1971, d. 14-Apr-1993 traffic accident)
Son: James Strom Thurmond, Jr. (b. 1972)
Daughter: Juliana Gertrude Thurmond Whitmer (b. 1974)
Son: Paul Reynolds Thurmond (b. 1976)

    High School: Edgefield High School, Edgefield, SC
    University: BS Horticulture, Clemson University (1923)

    US Senator, South Carolina (1954-2003)
    Governor of South Carolina (1947-51)
    South Carolina State Official Circuit Judge (1938-46)
    South Carolina State Senate (1933-38)
    4-H Club
    American Bar Association
    Freemasonry Concordia Lodge #50, Edgefield SC (1925)
    Knights Templar
    Shriners 1969
    Young Americans for Freedom National Advisory Board
    Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
    Bronze Star with V for valor
    Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster
    Purple Heart
    South Carolina Hall of Fame 1982
    Secret Service Codename Footprint
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)
    Wedding: William Cohen and Janet Langhart (1996)
    Prostate Surgery Walter Reed Army Medical Center (25-Aug-1999)

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