Strom Thurmond

(James Strom Thurmond Sr.)

Strom Thurmond
Strom Thurmond
  • Born: December 5, 1902
  • Died: June 26, 2003
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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James Strom Thurmond Sr. was an American politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina. He ran for president in 1948 as the States Rights Democratic Party candidate, receiving 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes. Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Southern Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican.