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Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 – July 27, 1972) was a U.S. senator from Houma in Terrebonne Parish in south Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972 when he died in office in Maryland at the age of eighty-one. He was a Democrat who was originally allied with Huey Long. As senator, he compiled a generally conservative record, voting 77 percent of the time with the Conservative Coalition on domestic issues. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938. Unlike many conservatives, he was not a "hawk" in foreign policy and opposed the Vietnam War.

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  • Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 – July 27, 1972) was a U.S. senator from Houma in Terrebonne Parish in south Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972 when he died in office in Maryland at the age of eighty-one. He was a Democrat who was originally allied with Huey Long. As senator, he compiled a generally conservative record, voting 77 percent of the time with the Conservative Coalition on domestic issues. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938. Unlike many conservatives, he was not a "hawk" in foreign policy and opposed the Vietnam War.
  • Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 – July 27, 1972) was a U.S. senator and known white supremacist from Houma in Terrebonne Parish in south Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972 when he died in office in Maryland at the age of eighty-one. He was a Democrat who was originally allied with Huey Long. As senator, he compiled a generally conservative record, voting 77 percent of the time with the Conservative Coalition on domestic issues. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938.
  • Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 – July 27, 1972) was a U.S. senator from Houma in Terrebonne Parish in south Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972 when he died in office in Maryland at the age of eighty-one. He was a Democrat who was originally allied with Huey Long. As senator, he compiled a generally a Democratic senator and member of the democratic party affiliation the “ Dixiecrats” ] who opposed desegregation in the south. He never switched parties and stayed a southern democrat on record record, voting 77 percent of the time with the Conservative Coalition on domestic issues. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938. Unlike many conservatives, he was no
  • Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 – July 27, 1972) was a U.S. senator from Houma in Terrebonne Parish in south Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972 when he died in office in Maryland at the age of eighty-one. He was a Democrat who was originally allied with Huey Long. As senator, he compiled a generally a Democratic senator and member of the democratic party affiliation the “ Dixiecrats” ] who opposed desegregation in the south. He never switched parties and stayed a southern democrat on record record, voting 77 percent of the time with the Conservative Coalition on domestic issues. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938. Unlike many modern democrats he was
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  • Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 – July 27, 1972) was a U.S. senator from Houma in Terrebonne Parish in south Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972 when he died in office in Maryland at the age of eighty-one. He was a Democrat who was originally allied with Huey Long. As senator, he compiled a generally conservative record, voting 77 percent of the time with the Conservative Coalition on domestic issues. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938. Unlike many conservatives, he was not a "hawk" in foreign policy and opposed the Vietnam War.
  • Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 – July 27, 1972) was a U.S. senator and known white supremacist from Houma in Terrebonne Parish in south Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972 when he died in office in Maryland at the age of eighty-one. He was a Democrat who was originally allied with Huey Long. As senator, he compiled a generally conservative record, voting 77 percent of the time with the Conservative Coalition on domestic issues. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938. He was a staunch whites supremacist who believed Africans to be inferior, an attitude that was typical at the time. While on a visit to the African continent in 1962, he declared that “the average African is incapable of leadership except through the assistance of Europeans” and was promptly blacklisted by three African countries. Unlike many conservatives, he was not a "hawk" in foreign policy and opposed the Vietnam War.
  • Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 – July 27, 1972) was a U.S. senator from Houma in Terrebonne Parish in south Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972 when he died in office in Maryland at the age of eighty-one. He was a Democrat who was originally allied with Huey Long. As senator, he compiled a generally conservative record, voting 77 percent of the time with the Conservative Coalition on domestic issues. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938. Unlike many conservatives, he was not a "hawk" in foreign policy and opposed the Vietnam War. Ellender served as President Pro Tempore, and the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He also served as the Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee for over 16 years.
  • Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 – July 27, 1972) was a U.S. senator from Houma in Terrebonne Parish in south Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972 when he died in office in Maryland at the age of eighty-one. He was a Democrat who was originally allied with Huey Long. As senator, he compiled a generally a Democratic senator and member of the democratic party affiliation the “ Dixiecrats” ] who opposed desegregation in the south. He never switched parties and stayed a southern democrat on record record, voting 77 percent of the time with the Conservative Coalition on domestic issues. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938. Unlike many conservatives, he was not a "hawk" in foreign policy and opposed the Vietnam War. Ellender served as President Pro Tempore, and the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He also served as the Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee for over 16 years.
  • Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 – July 27, 1972) was a U.S. senator from Houma in Terrebonne Parish in south Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972 when he died in office in Maryland at the age of eighty-one. He was a Democrat who was originally allied with Huey Long. As senator, he compiled a generally a Democratic senator and member of the democratic party affiliation the “ Dixiecrats” ] who opposed desegregation in the south. He never switched parties and stayed a southern democrat on record record, voting 77 percent of the time with the Conservative Coalition on domestic issues. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938. Unlike many modern democrats he was not a "[[War hawk|hawkin foreign policy and opposed the Vietnam War. Ellender served as President Pro Tempore, and the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He also served as the Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee for over 16 years.
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