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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis
WAX2002022104 - At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis, Feb. 21, 2002, (UPI) -- An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs an F/A-18 "Hornet" strike fighter into position over one of the shipÕs steam driven catapult systems, awaiting final preparations for launch. John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing Nine are conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. cc/US NAVY/Jayme Pastoric UPI
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Margaret Jane Stennis ____

John Cornelius Stennis (August 3, 1901 – April 23, 1995) was a U.S. Senator from the state of Mississippi. He was a Democrat who served in the Senate for over 41 years, becoming its most senior member by his retirement.

Born in Kemper County, Mississippi, Stennis received a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University in Starkville (then Mississippi A&M) in 1923. In 1928, Stennis obtained a law degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, where he was a member of ΦΒΚ and ΑΧΡ. While in law school, he won a seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives, in which he served until 1932. Stennis was a prosecutor from 1932 to 1937 and a circuit judge from 1937 to 1947, both for Mississippi's Sixteenth Judicial District.

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