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Thurmond, Strom

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishThurmond, StromStrom ThurmondThur‧mond, Strom /ˈθɜːmənd $ ˈθɜːr-, strɒm $ strɔːm/  (1902–2003) a US politician from South Carolina who was a senator longer than anyone else in US history, and who was also the oldest senator in US history when he retired at the age of 100. He was known for his strong views supporting segregation (=laws that make African Americans live separately from white Americans), but after he died it became known that he had a daughter who had been born to an African-American woman.
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