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Paul Douglas

Personal data
Date of birthMarch 26, 1892
Place of birthSalem, Massachusetts
Date of deathSeptember 24, 1976(age 84)
Place of deathWashington, D.C.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseDorothy Wolff Douglas, divorced Emily Taft Douglas, deceased
Alma materBowdoin College
Columbia University
Harvard University
ProfessionEconomist
ReligionQuaker
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
RankLieutenant Colonel
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsBronze Star
Purple Heart (2)
In officeJanuary 3, 1949 - January 3, 1967
Succeeded byCharles H. Percy
Preceded byCharles W. Brooks

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Paul Howard Douglas (March 26, 1892 - September 24, 1976) was an liberal American politician and University of Chicago economist. A war hero, he was elected as a Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois from in the 1948 landslide, serving until his defeat in 1966. After he entered politics he was a prominent leader of the Liberal coalition


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