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Millard E. Tydings

Millard E. TydingsAKA Millard Evelyn Tydings

Born: 6-Apr-1890
Birthplace: Havre de Grace, MD
Died: 9-Feb-1961
Location of death: Havre de Grace, MD
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace, MD

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Maryland, 1927-51

Military service: US Army (1916-19)

Millard E. Tydings was a World War I war hero, later elected to Congress and subsequently the Senate. He sought to repeal prohibition, and sponsored legislation that granted independence to the Philippine Islands -- the first time in known history that a colonial possession was granted independence without a war. He was a fierce opponent of fellow Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal", an outspoken advocate of nuclear disarmament, and a more soft-spoken opponent of Senator Joseph McCarthy during the 1940s and 1950s. McCarthy provided key support for Republican challenger John Marshall Butler in an attack-filled campaign that unseated Tydings in the 1950 Senate election. Tydings' father-in-law, Joseph E. Davies, was US Ambassador to the USSR, and his son, Joseph Davies Tydings, was later a Senator representing Maryland.

Father: Millard Fillmore Tydings (gov't bureaucrat)
Mother: Mary Bond O'Neill Tydings
Wife: Eleanor Davies Cheesborough Tydings Ditzen (dau. of Ambassador Joseph E. Davies)
Son: Joseph D. Tydings (adopted, US Senator, b. 1928)

    University: BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland (1910)
    Law School: University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Army Distinguished Service Medal
    Distinguished Service Cross
    US Senator, Maryland (1927-51)
    US Congressman, Maryland 2nd (1923-27)
    Maryland State Senate (1922-23)
    Maryland State House of Delegates (1920-22)
    Alfalfa Club 1942

Author of books:
The Machine Gunners of the Blue and Gray Division (1920)
Before and After Prohibition (1930)
Counter-Attack: A Battle Plan to Defeat the Depression (1933)

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