Born: 12/5/1902 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA
Cause of death: heart failure
Full name: James Strom Thurmond
Noted For: governor of South Carolina, D (1947-51); States Rights party presidential candidate (1948); U.S. senator (D-SC, 1954-56, 56-64, R-SC, 1964-2003); president pro tempore of Senate (1981-87, 95-2003). Set the record for the longest Congressional filibuster (1957); set record for oldest serving senator (1997). Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1993).
Quotation: "I love all of you, especially your wives."
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