Ervin Jr., Sam J.

“Senator Sam”, presided over Senate Watergate investigation

Price: $25.00

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1896-1985) US Senator (D-NC) 1954-1974. Associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, appointed in June 1954 by the governor to fill Senate seat of Clyde Hoey, who had died in office. He ran successfully for the seat in November 1954. He opposed forced desegregation by the federal government, on "states rights" grounds, but his strict construction of the constitution also made him a liberal hero for his support of civil liberties, and opposition to "no knock" search laws, growing intrusions of data banks and lie-detector tests as invasions of privacy. In 1966, he played a major role in the defeat of a constitutional amendment to make prayer in public schools compulsory. He gained lasting fame through his stewardship of the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Campaign Practices, also known as the Senate Watergate Committee, from the 1972 presidential election. Signed lined 3 x 5 card adding “United States Senator/from North Carolina” below his signature.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Card






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