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John C. Stennis
|President pro tempore of the United States Senate|
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1989
|Deputy||George J. Mitchell|
|Preceded by||Strom Thurmond|
|Succeeded by||Robert Byrd|
|Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services|
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1981
|Preceded by||Richard Russell|
|Succeeded by||John Tower|
|United States Senator
November 5, 1947 – January 3, 1989
|Preceded by||Theodore Bilbo|
|Succeeded by||Trent Lott|
|Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives|
John Cornelius Stennis
August 3, 1901
Kemper County, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||April 23, 1995
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
|Children||John Hampton Stennis
Margaret Jane Stennis Womble
|Alma mater||Mississippi A&M University
University of Virginia
John Cornelius Stennis (August 3, 1901 – April 23, 1995) was a U.S. Senator from the state of Mississippi. He was a Democrat who served in the Senate for over 41 years, becoming its most senior member for his last eight years. He retired from the Senate in 1989.
Stennis was a strong supporter of racial segregation. He signed the Southern Manifesto, which called for resistance to the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. He also voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Civil Rights Act of 1968. He supported the extension of the Voting Rights Act in 1982 but voted against the establishment of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday.
- John C. Stennis Space Center
- John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development
- John C. Stennis National Student Congress of the National Forensic League
- John C. Stennis Lock and Dam
- John C. Stennis Institute of Government
- John C. Stennis Scholarship in Political Science
- John C. Stennis Vocational Complex
- USS John C. Stennis Aircraft carrier and Carrier Strike Group
- John C. Stennis Oral History Collection at Mississippi State University in Starkville
- John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital in Dekalb, Mississippi
- Stennis International Airport
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