James Abourezk


James Abourezk
United States Senator
from South Dakota
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byKarl E. Mundt
Succeeded byLarry Pressler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Dakota's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byE. Y. Berry
Succeeded byJames Abdnor
Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byNone
Joseph C. O'Mahoney in 1947 (Senate Committee on Indian Affairs)
Succeeded byJohn Melcher
Personal details
Born
James George Abourezk

February 24, 1931 (age 89)
Wood, South Dakota
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materSouth Dakota School of Mines
University of South Dakota School of Law
ProfessionAttorney

James George Abourezk (born February 24, 1931) is an American politician. He is a former Democratic United States Representative and United States Senator. He was the first Greek Orthodox Christian of Lebanese-Antiochite descent to serve in the United States Senate. He represented South Dakota in the U.S. Senate from 1973 until 1979.[1]

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Categories: 1931 births | Living people | American Eastern Orthodox Christians | American lawyers | United States representatives from South Dakota | United States senators from South Dakota | US Democratic Party politicians




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