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Paul Efthemios Tsongas
Paul Efthemios Tsongas

Paul Efthemios Tsongas (February 14, 1941January 18, 1997) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the United States Democratic Party. Offical senate photo of Pual Tsongas. ... Offical senate photo of Pual Tsongas. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 mi²; 27,360 km² 183 mi; 295 km 113 mi; 182 km 13. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Tsongas was born to a working-class Greek father and native Massachusetts mother. He attended Dartmouth and Yale Law School before settling in Lowell, Massachusetts. Dartmouth College, incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College, is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Yale Law School, established in 1843 in New Haven, Connecticut, is a division of Yale University. ... Seal of Lowell, Massachusetts Lowell is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 105,167. ...


He first entered politics as a city councillor, and went on to serve as the county commissioner of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In 1974, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, defeating Republican incumbent Paul Cronin. He served two terms in the House, and in 1978 he was elected to the Senate, defeating incumbent Edward Brooke. In 1984, however, he was diagnosed with cancer and left the Senate. After fighting the illness he returned to politics and in 1992 ran for his party's nomination for President. He ran a strong campaign and succeeded in winning the New Hampshire primary, but was eventually eclipsed by a resurgent Bill Clinton (the "Comeback Kid"), who would go on to win the Presidency. Tsongas was viewed as a centrist who embraced a number of Republican policies. He was especially known for his pro-business economic policies that have come to be embraced by the modern Democratic Party. A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... Middlesex is the name of several places: In England: Middlesex, a traditional county of England, The original use of this place name. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. The Media:United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Edward William Brooke III (born October 26, 1919) is an American politician and was the first African American to be elected by popular vote to the United States Senate when he was elected as a Republican from Massachusetts in 1966, defeating his Democratic opponent, Endicott Peabody 58%-42%. Born in... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... The New Hampshire primary is the opening gun of the quadrennial U.S. presidential election. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes. ... 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. ...


A few years later the cancer returned and he died of pneumonia and liver failure two days short of what, had he won the presidency, would have been the end of his first term. Pneumonia is an illness of the lungs and respiratory system in which the microscopic, air-filled sacs (alveoli) responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere become inflamed and flooded with fluid. ... Liver failure is the final stage of liver disease. ...


On January 27, 1998, the Tsongas Arena in Lowell was dedicated in his honor. January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Tsongas Arena or Paul E. Tsongas Arena is a multi-use indoor sport and concert venue in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Lowell, Massachusetts Lowell is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 105,167. ...


References

  • Stephen J. Ducat. 2004. The Wimp Factor. Boston:Beacon Press. ISBN 0807043443. p. 109

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External links

  • Peace Corps biography of Paul Tsongas
Preceded by:
Edward Brooke
United States Senator from Massachusetts
1979–1985
Served alongside: Ted Kennedy
Succeeded by:
John Kerry

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Paul Tsongas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (259 words)
Paul Efthemios Tsongas (February 14, 1941 – January 18, 1997) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the United States Democratic Party.
Tsongas was born to a working-class Greek father and native Massachusetts mother.
Tsongas was viewed as a centrist who embraced a number of Republican policies.
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