Sam Ervin Quotes (17 quotes)

Sam Ervin
Preserving the Constitution: the autobiography of Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr (1984 edition), Lexis Pub
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Quoted in Rick Perlstein, Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), p. 549

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Born: September 27, 1896

Died: April 23, 1985 (aged 88)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Politician

Bio: Samuel James Ervin, Jr. known as Sam Ervin, was an American politician, a Democrat, he served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina from 1954 to 1974. A native of Morganton, he liked to call himself a country lawyer, and often told humorous stories in his Southern drawl.

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