Ernest Hollings

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Ernest Hollings

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings (January 1, 1922 – April 6, 2019) was an American politician who served as a Democratic United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to 2005. He was also the 106th Governor of South Carolina (1959–1963) and the 77th Lieutenant Governor (1955–1959). Hollings served 38 years and 55 days in the Senate, which made him the 8th-longest-serving Senator in history. He served alongside Republican Strom Thurmond for 36 of those years, making them the longest-serving Senate duo in history, and him the most senior junior senator ever.


  • John Dewey, the educator said, no, no, let the free press report the truth to the American people and the needs will be reflected, to the congressmen and senators in Washington. And he was right. But they’re not telling the truth anymore. They all were doing the headlines rather than headway. They’re all getting by with perceptions; they’re all getting by with pollster politics. They’re not talking about the needs.

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