Abourezk, James George
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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