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Encyclopedia > John A. Durkin
credited to the United States Senate Historical Office
credited to the United States Senate Historical Office
For the professor at the University of Akron, see John Durkin.

John Anthony Durkin (born March 29, 1936 in Brookfield, Massachusetts) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Hampshire from 1975 until 1980. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Portrait taken from the personal homepage of John Durkin. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (89th in leap years). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...   Brookfield is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. ... 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 Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Durkin won the seat as a Democrat in a special election in 1975 that settled the disputed November 1974 race involving him and US Representative Louis Wyman, and served until his resignation several days before the expiration of his term, in December 1980. Prior to his election to the Senate, Durkin served in the office of the New Hampshire Attorney General and served as New Hampshire's Insurance Commissioner. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Louis Crosby Wyman was U.S. a Representative and (for 4 days) a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Manchester, New Hampshire on March 16, 1917; he graduated from the University of New Hampshire at Durham in 1938 and from Harvard University Law School in 1941; admitted to the bar... A resignation is the formal act of giving up ones office or position. ... The New Hampshire Attorney General is a constitutional officer of the state, under Part II, Article 46 of the New Hampshire Constitution and is appointed by the Governor with approval of the Council to serve a four year term. ...


He was defeated for re-election in 1980 by Warren Rudman. He sought the state's other Senate seat in 1990, and won the Democratic Party nomination, but was defeated handily by Republican nominee, Rep. Bob Smith. Warren Bruce Rudman (born May 18, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts) was an American Senator from New Hampshire. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Robert C. Bob Smith (born March 30, 1941) is an American politician who has served in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. ...


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  • Congressional Biography
Preceded by
Norris H. Cotton
United States Senator (Class 3) from New Hampshire
1975-1980
Succeeded by
Warren B. Rudman

 
 

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