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Abourezk, James George

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Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politicial Adviser

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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.



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