J. William Fulbright, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

J. William Fulbright

American politician

Date of Birth: 09-Apr-1905

Place of Birth: Sumner, Missouri, United States

Date of Death: 09-Feb-1995

Profession: lawyer, politician, farmer, banker, president, lecturer, instructor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About J. William Fulbright

  • James William Fulbright (April 9, 1905 – February 9, 1995) was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from January 1945 until his resignation in December 1974.
  • Fulbright is the longest serving chairman in the history of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
  • A Southern Democrat and a staunch multilateralist who supported the creation of the United Nations, he was also a segregationist who signed the Southern Manifesto.
  • Fulbright opposed McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Committee and later became known for his opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • His efforts to establish an international exchange program eventually resulted in the creation of a fellowship program which bears his name, the Fulbright Program.

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