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Everett McKinley Dirksen

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, United States
Death: September 07, 1969 (73)
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, DC, United States (Cardiopulmonary Arrest)
Place of Burial: Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Friedrich Dirksen and Antje Dirksen
Husband of Louella Dirksen
Father of Danice "Joy" Baker (Dirksen)
Brother of Thomas Reed Dirksen

Occupation: American politician
Managed by: Richard T. Sullivan Jr.
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About Everett Dirksen, U.S. Senator

Identical twin of Thomas Reed Dirksen


https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2566/everett-mckinley-dirksen
Everett McKinley Dirksen (January 4, 1896 – September 7, 1969) was an American politician of the Republican Party. He represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives (1933–1949) and U.S. Senate (1951–1969). As Senate Minority Leader for a decade, he played a highly visible and key role in the politics of the 1960s, including helping to write and pass the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968, both landmarks of civil rights legislation. He was also one of the Senate's strongest supporters of the Vietnam War and was known as "The Wizard of Ooze" for his oratorical style.

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Everett Dirksen, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1896
January 4, 1896
Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, United States
1929
February 10, 1929
Pekin, Putnam, Tennessee, United States
1969
September 7, 1969
Age 73
Washington, District of Columbia, DC, United States
September 11, 1969
Age 73
Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, United States