Summary: South Carolina Senator who won his first election in 1928, who was the longest-serving and oldest U.S. Senator in history serving 48 years and retiring in 2003, who ran for president in 1948 on the anti-civil rights Dixiecrat party ticket but whose racial politics changed over the years and he became the first southern senator to hire a black aide.
Cause of Death: Heart failure
Born: December 5, 1902
Died: June 26, 2003
Location: Edgefield, South Carolina