This Biography is about one of the best Political Leaders of the world Everett Dirksen including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…
|Biography Of Everett Dirksen|
|Real Name||Everett Dirksen|
|Nick Name||Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen, Dirksen, Senator Everett McKinley, Everett McKinley Dirksen, Senator Everett M. Dirksen, Senator Everett Dirksen, Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois, The Wizard of Ooze|
|Famous as||Former U.S. Senator|
|Personal Life Of Everett Dirksen|
|Born on||04 January 1896|
|Died At Age||73|
|Born in||Pekin, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died on||07 September 1969 AD|
|Place of death||Washington, D.C.|
|Father||Johann Friedrich Dirksen|
|Education||University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Law School|
Everett McKinley Dirksen was an American politician. He was a Republican member of the âU.S. House of Representativesâ representing Illinois. He also represented Illinois as a U.S. Senator. His oratorical style earned him the name âThe Wizard of Oozeâ. He was a civil rights champion and aided in writing and passing of the Civil Rights act of 1964 and of 1968.
He was instrumental in passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He played a key role in the political scenario during his decade long stint as the Senate Minority Leader. His presence of mind and wit enabled him to negotiate successfully with fellow Senators and was endeared by his countrymen.
He staunchly supported the Vietnam War at the Senate. Dirksen won the Grammy Award in the category of best documentary for his album âGallant Menâ. He was a Freemason and a member of Pekin Lodge #29. He appeared on TV in different games and variety shows including The Hollywood Palaceâ, The Red Skeleton Showâ and Whatâs My Lineâ. He made appearances in various movies including a cameo in the film The Monitorsâ.