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Favorable or Unfavorable #550: Scott Lucas


Favorable or Unfavorable #550: Scott Lucas  

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Scott Lucas (IL-D) is one of the more unfortunately Sen Maj ldrs in history. He held the office for only 2 years because he lost his US Sen seat. His opponent Dirksen would eventually be the GOP leader in the Senate, strangely enough. Lucas was a somewhat moderate Democrat and a potential alternate to Truman as VP in 1944.

His actions:

Lucas, Scott 1937 Opposes FDR court packing scheme
Lucas, Scott 1938 aids in Agricultural Adjustment Act
Lucas, Scott 1938 Role in Fair Labors Standard Act
Lucas, Scott 1944 VP cand at Dem Conv
Lucas, Scott 1949 Sen Maj Ldr
Lucas, Scott 1950 defends Truman's Korea policy
Lucas, Scott 1951 Sen Maj Ldr loses his senate seat in upset against GOP challenger Dirksen.
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