John C. Stennis

American politician (1901-1995)

John Cornelius Stennis (August 3, 1901 – April 23, 1995) was an American politician. He was the United States senator of Mississippi.[1] He served as senator from 1947 to 1989. He was a member of the Democratic Party. The USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is named after him. He served in the senate for 47 years.

Cranston died in Jackson, Mississippi from natural causes, aged 93.


  1. Stennis Space Center, Stennis History,, accessed Oct 14, 2009