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Encyclopedia > Ernest Hollings
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings
Ernest Hollings

U.S. Senator, South Carolina
In office
December 1966–January 2005
Preceded by Donald S. Russell
Succeeded by Jim DeMint

Born January 1, 1922
Charleston, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse Rita Louise Liddy
Religion Lutheran

Ernest Frederick "Fritz" Hollings (born January 1, 1922) was a Democratic United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to January 3, 2005. [v http://bioguide. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Donald Stuart Russell (February 22, 1906-February 22, 1998) was Democratic Senator from South Carolina. ... James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City, Chucktown, The Port City, Charlie O The C-Port City Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hollings was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He went to The Citadel and received a B.A. in 1942; he later attended the University of South Carolina and received a LL.B. in 1947 and is a brother of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He is married to Rita "Peatsy" Liddy and has four children. He is a Lutheran. Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City, Chucktown, The Port City, Charlie O The C-Port City Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is a state-supported, comprehensive college with 14 academic departments divided into five schools offering 20 majors and 23 minors. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... The University of South Carolina (also known as USC, South Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, coeducational, research university. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ...


Hollings served as an officer in the U.S. Army's 323rd and 457th Artillery units from 1942 to 1945, during World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was first elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1948; he was subsequently elected lieutenant governor of the state in 1955 and Governor in 1958. He was governor from 1959 until 1963. During his governorship he signed legislation ordering the Confederate Flag to be raised over the state capital to commemorate the 100th anniversary of South Carolina's secession from the union, and to protest the growing civil rights movement. He sought the Democratic nomination for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1962, but lost to Olin D. Johnston. The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration and is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. ... The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly. ... A Lieutenant Governor or Lieutenant-Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... A list of South Carolina Governors. ... Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston (November 18, 1896 - April 18, 1965) was a Politician from the U.S. State of South Carolina. ...


Johnston died on April 18, 1965, however. Hollings' successor as Governor, Donald S. Russell resigned in order to accept appointment to the Senate seat, and Hollings defeated Russell in the Democratic primary for the remaining two years of the term. He then won the November 1966 special election. He was subsequently elected to a full six-year term in 1968 and served for six full terms. For 36 years (until January 2003), he served alongside Republican Strom Thurmond, making them the longest-serving Senate duo ever. The two generally had a good relationship despite their sharp philosophical differences, and frequently collaborated on legislation and projects to benefit South Carolina. Only Thurmond, Robert Byrd, Ted Kennedy, Daniel Inouye, Carl Hayden and John Stennis served longer in the Senate. April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902–June 26, 2003) represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 to April 1956 and November 1956 to 1964 as a Democrat and from 1964 to 2003 as a Republican. ... Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina), a Democrat, is West Virginias senior United States Senator. ... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Daniel Ken Inouye (Japanese) (born September 7, 1924) is a recipient of the Medal of Honor and currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Hawaiʻi. ... Carl Trumbull Hayden (October 2, 1877_January 25, 1972) was the first United States Senator to serve seven terms, and holds the record for combined service in both houses of the United States Congress - he served continuously from February 19, 1912 to January 2, 1969. ... John Cornelius Stennis (August 3, 1901 - April 23, 1995) was a Senator from the state of Mississippi. ...


In 1981, Hollings had to apologize to fellow Democrat Howard Metzenbaum after Hollings referred to him as the "Senator from B'Nai B'Rith" on the floor. Metzenbaum, who was Jewish, raised a point of personal privilege and Hollings's remarks were stricken from the record.


He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the presidential election of 1984. The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...


Hollings would become popular for the wrong reasons among fans of Beavis and Butt-Head after he said to Janet Reno; "We've got this...what is it...Buffcoat and Beaver or Beaver and something else. I haven't seen it, I don't watch it, but whatever it is, it was at 7, Buffcoat, and they put it on now at 10:30". Since the quote was made, the act of mispronouncing Beavis and Butt-Head's names became a running gag on the show. Beavis and Butt-head was an American animated television series that originally aired on the cable television channel MTV from 1993 to 1997. ... Janet Reno (born July 21, 1938) was the 78th Attorney General of the United States (1993–2001), and was the first woman to hold that post. ...


On January 7, 2003, Hollings introduced the controversial Universal National Service Act of 2006, which would require all men and women aged 18-26 (with some exceptions) to perform a year of military service. January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On August 4, 2003, he announced that he would not run for re-election in November 2004. Republican Jim DeMint succeeded him. August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ...


As a senator, Hollings was noted for his support for legislation that was in the interests of the established media distribution industry (such as the proposed "Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act") and was described by opponents as 'Hollywood Hollings' or the 'Senator from Disney'. Hollings also sponsored the Online Personal Privacy Act (S. 2201). The Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA), known in early drafts as the Security Systems and Standards Certification Act (SSSCA), and sometimes derisively called the Consume But Dont Try Programming Anything bill, is a proposed US law which would prohibit any kind of technology which can be... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney; NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...


Hollings was generally considered to be a liberal supportive of many civil rights bills. He voted for re-authorizing the Voting Rights Act in 1982. He was a staunch fiscal conservative, and was one of the namesakes for the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act, an attempt to put limits on government spending. Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-10) outlawed the requirement that would-be voters in the United States take literacy tests to qualify to register to vote, and it provided for federal registration of voters -- instead of state or local voter registration which had often been denied... The Gramm-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act, passed in 1985 by Senators Ernest Hollings (D-South Carolina), Warren Rudman (R-New Hampshire) and Phil Gramm (R-Texas), was aimed at cutting the budget deficit, at the time the largest in history. ...


Hollings penned a controversial editorial in the May 6, 2004 Charleston Post and Courier, where he argued that Bush invaded Iraq possibly because "spreading democracy in the Mideast to secure Israel would take the Jewish vote from the Democrats." May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


Hollings started the Hollings Scholarship in 2005. This scholarship gives over 100 undergraduates from around the country a 10 week internship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a monetary scholarship for the school year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ...


Trivia

Senator Hollings played a Southern senator, Senator Marquand, who Al Pacino attempts to woo in order to land the Democratic convention in the 1996 film City Hall. Alfredo James Al Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... City Hall is a 1996 film directed by Harold Becker. ...


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See also

  • Fritz-chip
Preceded by
George Bell Timmerman
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
1955–1959
Succeeded by
Burnet R. Maybank, Jr.
Preceded by
George Bell Timmerman
Governor of South Carolina
1959–1963
Succeeded by
Donald S. Russell
Preceded by
Donald S. Russell
United States Senator from South Carolina
1966–2005
Succeeded by
Jim DeMint

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Ernest Hollings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (821 words)
Ernest Frederick "Fritz" Hollings (born January 1, 1922) was a Democratic United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to January 3, 2005.
Hollings served as an officer in the U.S. Army's 323rd and 457th Artillery units from 1942 to 1945, during World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star.
As a senator, Hollings was noted for his support for legislation that was in the interests of the established media distribution industry (such as the proposed "Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act") and was described by opponents as 'Hollywood Hollings' or the 'Senator from Disney'.
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