|Birth Day||May 27, 1911|
|Birth Place||Wallace, SD|
|Age||109 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jan 13, 1978 (age 66)|
He earned a pharmacist's license and spent seven years employed at his family's drugstore.
He was the lead author of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964
He married bookkeeper Muriel Buck in 1934; the couple remained together until his death forty-two years later.
He ran and lost in the 1968 presidential election to Richard Nixon.