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Martin Dies, Jr. (November 5, 1900 - November 14, 1972) was a Texas politician. November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ...


Dies was born in Colorado City, Texas. Dies was elected to Texas's 2nd District in the House of Representatives in 1930. Originally, Dies supported the New Deal, but he turned against it by 1937. Dies along with Samuel Dickstein created the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and Dies was its first chairman, serving from 1937 to 1944. He has been critized for his failue to have the Committee properly investigate the Ku Klux Klan. At the time, the Klan was especially strong in Dies' District and he had spoken at several of its rallies. Colorado City is a city located in Mitchell County, Texas. ... Texas District 2 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the southeast portion of the state of Texas. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The New Deal was President Franklin D. Roosevelts legislative agenda for rescuing the United States from the Great Depression. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Samuel Dickstein, the New York congressman whose NKVD handlers code-named “Crook” due to his greedy compensation demands, gave Moscow information on fascist groups in the U.S. and war budget materials. ... The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) was an investigating committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ...


Dies was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1941. Dies was a critic of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, having found 280 salaried CIO organizers within its ranks funded by the Soviet backed CPUSA. Dies retired from the House in 1944 after the CIO began a voter registration drive in his district and found a candidate to oppose him. Dies supported the Texas Regulars in the 1944 presidential election. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Congress of Industrial Organizations, or CIO, was a federation of unions that organized industrial workers in the United States and Canada in the 1930s through the 1950s. ... The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) is one of several Marxist-Leninist groups in the United States. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Texas Regulars was a group based in Texas which was formed in 1944 to deny Franklin Roosevelt a majority of the Electoral College in the 1944 presidential election. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...


Dies returned to the House in 1952 in an at-large district. Dies ran for the Senate again in 1957, finishing second to Ralph Yarborough. Dies retired again from the House in 1958. 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Texas politician Ralph Yarborough Ralph Webster Yarborough (June 8, 1903 – January 27, 1996) was a Texas politician who served in the United States Senate (1957-1971) and was a leader of the progressive or liberal wing of the Democratic Party in Texas in his many races for statewide office. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Dies was elected to Texas's 2nd District in the House of Representatives in 1930.
Dies was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1941.
Dies retired from the House in 1944 after the CIO began a voter registration drive in his district and found a candidate to oppose him.
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