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Estes Kefauver Image Collection

Estes Kefauver was a big name in 1950s politics, but his name is surprisingly unfamiliar to the current generation. Kefauver (1903-1963), a UT alumnus and East Tennessee native, served in the U.S. House of Representatives for almost ten years (1939-1949), the U.S. Senate for almost 15 years (1949-1963), and twice ran for President.

Kefauver's victory in the New Hampshire primary during the 1952 presidential campaign prompted then sitting President Harry Truman to withdraw from the race. In 1956 he bested John F. Kennedy to become the vice-presidential candidate on the Democratic Party ticket, alongside presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson.

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