James O. Eastland Collection Photographs

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Title:James O. Eastland Collection Photographs

The University of Mississippi's James O. Eastland Collection Photographs contains photographs from the life of Mississippi senator James O. Eastland. In 1941, Mississippi Governor Paul B. Johnson Sr. appointed James O. Eastland to the U.S. Senate following the death of Pat Harrison. He served for only a few months, but then successfully ran for the seat in the 1942 regular election. In 1953, Eastland became chair of the Judiciary Committee's Internal Security Subcommittee (the Senate version of the House of Un-American Activities Committee) and assumed leadership over the full Judiciary Committee in 1956. Under his leadership, that body became known as "the graveyard of civil rights legislation." Eastland was also a high ranking member of the Agriculture Committee. In 1972, the Senate elected the Mississippian as President Pro Tempore, a largely honorary post that is actually third in the line of succession to the presidency. Eastland retired from Congress in December of 1978.

Subjects:Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986 | Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 | Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971 | Jenner, William E. (William Ezra), 1908-1985 | Portraits | United States. Congress | United States. Congress. Senate | United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary | Political campaigns | Presidents--United States
Institution:John Davis Williams Library (University of Mississippi)
Contributors:John Davis Williams Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections
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Persistent Link to Item:http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/joephotos