Carl Vinson

Democratic United States Congressman (1883-1981)

Carl Vinson (November 18, 1883 – June 1, 1981) was an American politician. He served as a Representative from Georgia. He was a Democrat. He was the first person to serve for more than 50 years in the United States House of Representatives. He was known as "The Father of the Two-Ocean Navy".

Carl Vinson
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38th Dean of the United States House of Representatives
In office
November 1961 – January 1965
Preceded bySam Rayburn
Succeeded byEmanuel Celler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 10th & 6th district
In office
November 3, 1914 – January 3, 1965
Preceded byThomas W. Hardwick (10th)
W. Carlton Mobley (6th)
Succeeded byCharles H. Brand (10th)
John J. Flynt, Jr. (6th)
Personal details
BornNovember 18, 1883
Baldwin County, Georgia
DiedJune 1, 1981 (aged 97)
Milledgeville, Georgia
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materMercer University

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