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Favorable or Unfavorable #268: Allen J Ellender


Favorable or Unfavorable #268: Allen J Ellender  

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AJ Ellender (LA-D) was a mix of liberal and conservative. He started out as a supporter of Huey P Long, but became more conservative through the course of FDR's presidency. Like most Southern Dem politicians, he was openly racists and supported rhetoric that incited violence against black people. He opposed all Civil Rights Acts.

His actions:

Ellender, Allen J 1937 Supports FDR's court-packing scheme
Ellender, Allen J 1946 Defends Bilbo for inciting violence against blacks
Ellender, Allen J 1949 Wagner-Taft-Ellender housing bill
Ellender, Allen J 1955 Influential Senate Agriculture Committee Chair. Serves for 16 straight years. Had served 2 years, starting in 1951. Total 18 years.
Ellender, Allen J 1956 Signs Southern Manifesto
Ellender, Allen J 1964 Role in Food Stamp Act of 1964
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