Strom Thurmond

James Strom Thurmond Sr. was an American politician, military officer, and attorney who represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 to 2003. Prior to his 48 years as a senator, he served as the 103rd governor of South Carolina from 1947 to 1951. Thurmond was a member of the Democratic Party until 1964, when he joined the Republican Party for the remainder of his legislative career. Wikipedia*

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Strom Thurmond has 874 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1982 Senate Committee. The year with the most videos was 1991 with 110 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2002 with an average of 4,790 views per program. Most appearances with Bob Dole (18), Trent Lott (14), Orrin Hatch (12). Most common tags: Thomas, Clarence, Senate, World War II.

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U.S. Senator, R-SC September 16, 1964 - January 3, 2003 Videos: 869 U.S. Senator, D-SC January 5, 1955 - September 16, 1964 Videos: 1

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