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Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986

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Personal name headingEastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986
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Variant(s)Eastland, James Oliver, 1904-1986
Birth date19041128
Death date19860219
Place of birthDoddsville, Miss.
Place of deathDoddsville, Miss.
AffiliationMississippi. Legislature. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
Profession or occupationLawyers
Found inNUCMC data from Univ. of Virginia Lib. for Scott, H. Papers, 1925-1977 (Eastland, James Oliver, 1904- )
LC data base, 4-29-88 (hdg.: Eastland, James Oliver, 1904- )
NY Times obit., 2-20-1986 (Eastland, James O.; former Miss. senator)
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, August 8, 2013 (Eastland, James Oliver (1904- 1986); a Senator from Mississippi; born in Doddsville, Sunflower County, Miss., November 28, 1904; moved with his parents to Forest, Miss., in 1905; attended the public schools, the University of Mississippi at Oxford, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in Forest, Miss.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives, 1928-1932; moved to Ruleville, Miss., in 1934; appointed on June 30, 1941, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Pat Harrison and served from June 30, 1941, to September 28, 1941; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1942; reelected in 1948, 1954, 1960, 1966, and again in 1972, and served from January 3, 1943, until his resignation December 27, 1978; was not a candidate for reelection in 1978; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Ninety-second through the Ninety-fifth Congresses; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Eighty-fourth through Ninety-fifth Congresses); was a resident of Doddsville, Miss. until his death there on February 19, 1986)