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Summary

Everett Dirksen (born as Everett McKinley Dirksen in Pekin, Illinois, died in Washington, D.C.) was a famous Politician from USA, who lived between January 4, 1896 and September 7, 1969. He became 73 years old.

Biography

Everett McKinley Dirksen was an American Republican politician. He was minority leader in the U.S. Senate from 1959 to 1969. He played a key role behind the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Act on civil rights.

Dirksen dropped out of University of Minnesota College of Law to participate in the First World War. He later studied law at the new 1936 and completed his law degree. Dirksen was a member of U.S. House of Representatives 1933-1949 and Senator from Illinois 1951-1969. He defeated Senate Majority Leader Scott W. Lucas of the 1950 Congressional elections and was reelected to the Senate 1956, 1962 and 1968. Dirksen was the Republican whip 1957-1959 and then succeeded William F. Knowland as Republican leader in the Senate.

Dirksen was early in his career, an isolationist and supporter of Robert Taft. He changed his foreign policy positions over the years and supported Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy's internationalism. Dirksen was a supporter of the Vietnam War and supported the Lyndon B. Johnson as president escalated the war, something that Dirksen had earlier demanded.

Dirk's daughter Joy married Howard Baker, who later became majority leader in the Senate. Dirk's tomb is in the hometown of Pekin. One of the Senate buildings were named Dirksen Senate Office Building in 1972.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 13 quotes who is written / told by Everett, under the main topic Money.

Related authors: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Howard Baker, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy

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Famous quotes by Everett Dirksen (13)


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"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money"
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"When a member of the House moves over to the Senate, he raises the IQ of both bodies"
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"We are becoming so accustomed to millions and billions of dollars that "thousands" has almost passed out of the dictionary"
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"During a political campaign everyone is concerned with what a candidate will do on this or that question if he is elected except the candidate; he's too busy wondering what he'll do if he isn't elected"
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"When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there"
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"I have said, with respect to authorization bills, that I do not want the Congress or the country to commit fiscal suicide on the installment plan"
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"We have been through this is biennial convulsion four or five different times over the past 10 or 12 years, and now it appears that we are going through this quiet agony all over again"
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"But the basic difficulty still remains: It is the expansion of Federal power, about which I wish to express my alarm. How easily we embrace such business"
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"There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come"
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"The oil can is mightier than the sword"
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"The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion"
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"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money"
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"I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times"


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