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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:57 PM

Notable Southern Democrat: J. William Fulbright

From Wikipedia:

James William Fulbright (April 9, 1905 February 9, 1995) was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from 1945 to 1975.

Fulbright was a Southern Democrat and a staunch multilateralist who supported the creation of the United Nations and the longest serving chairman in the history of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was also a segregationist who signed the Southern Manifesto. Fulbright opposed McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Committee and later became known for his opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War. His efforts to establish an international exchange program eventually resulted in the creation of a fellowship program which bears his name, the Fulbright Program.
President Bill Clinton cited him as a mentor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._William_Fulbright

My take: Great guy except for all the racism.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:06 PM

1. A great man. Racism went with the southern Democratic Party. Still a very man

Along with McClelland, David Pryor, dale bumbers. More men of the people than Clinton.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:27 PM

2. I'm not sure he was so great.

Because of all the hate. Maybe I should settle on "notable".

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:07 AM

3. Wait, this guy was opposed to McCarthyism but pro-segregation?

Huh.....reality truly is strange sometimes.

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