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Abourezk, James George

Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
2.9 (58.52%) 27 votes

1931 – Born on the 24th of February in Wood, South Dakota.

1948 – He  served in the  United States Navy during the  Korean War.

1961 – He received a degree in  civil engineering from South Dakota School of Mines in
           Rapid City, South Dakota.

1966 – He earned an advanced degree from University of South Dakota School of Law in Vermillion.

       – He passed the bar, and began a legal practice in Rapid City.

1971 – He was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives for two years.

       – He then was elected to the U.S. Senate and he served for six years.

1980 – He founded the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, a grassroots civil rights
          organization committed empowering Arab-Americans.

1989 – He wrote Advise and Dissent: Memoirs of South Dakota and the U.S. Senate and he was the
           co-author of "Through Different Eyes: Two Leading Americans – a Jew and an Arab – Debate U. S.
            Policy in the Middle East."

2006 – He called the groups Hamas and Hezbollah "resistance fighters".

       – He now works as a lawyer and writer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

2.9 (58.52%) 27 votes