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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 July 1903near Madisonville, Tennessee, USA
Date of Death 10 August 1963Bethesda, Maryland, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameCarey Estes Kefauver

Mini Bio (1)

Estes Kefauver was born on July 26, 1903 in near Madisonville, Tennessee, USA as Carey Estes Kefauver. He was married to Nancy Pigott. He died on August 10, 1963 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Spouse (1)

Nancy Pigott (8 August 1935 - 10 August 1963) (his death) (4 children)

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Known for campaigning in a coonskin cap. He stopped doing this when "Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier' came out and made the hats popular with children

Trivia (4)

When The Captive City (1952) was released, Senator Kefauver was chairman of the Special Committee on Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce (known as the "Kefauver Committee").
Democratic nominee for U.S. vice president in 1956.
U.S. Representative from Tennessee (September 13, 1939 - January 3, 1949); U.S. Senator from Tennessee (January 3, 1949 - August 10, 1963).
Ended Harry Truman's career in 1952 by defeating the incumbent President in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Truman announced he would not serve another term as President a few weeks later.

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