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S. Doc. 104-11

Memorial Tributes

Delivered in Congress

John Cornelius Stennis


Late A Senator from Mississippi



Compiled under the direction

of the Secretary of the Senate

by the Office of Printing Services





Proceedings in the Senate:

Prayer by the Senate Chaplain Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie

Announcement of death by Senator Robert Dole of Kansas

Resolution of respect

Tributes by Senators:

Byrd, Robert C., of West Virginia

Letter from Dr. Wayne M. Miller, with enclosure

Cochran, Thad, of Mississippi

Article from the Clarion-Ledger

Daschle, Thomas A., of South Dakota

Hatfield, Mark O., of Oregon

Heflin, Howell, of Alabama

Old Irish Prayer

Hollings, Ernest F., of South Carolina

Inouye, Daniel K., of Hawaii

Johnston, J. Bennett, of Louisiana

Poem by Gilbert Holland

Kyl, Jon, of Arizona

Nickles, Don, of Oklahoma

Nunn, Sam, of Georgia

Simpson, Alan K., of Wyoming

Thurmond, Strom, of South Carolina

Proceedings in the House:

Message from the Senate

Montgomery, G.V. (Sonny), of Mississippi

Legislative Censure

Memorial Service for John Cornelius Stennis:

Pinecrest Cemetery, DeKalb, Mississippi

Condolences and Tributes:

Christening of the Aircraft Carrier, John C. Stennis CVN-74

John C. Stennis, Celebration of a Legend

Senator John C. Stennis Day

The Senator, Alumnus Mississippi State University

Mississippi Dinner Honoring United States Senator John C.


The White House, statement by Richard Nixon

Letter by Lyndon B. Johnson

Letter by Dwight D. Eisenhower

Newspaper Articles and Editorials:

Former Senator John C. Stennis Dead at 93, Associated Press

Former Long-Time Mississippi Senator Dies at Age 93, Reuters,


Longtime Power Stennis Dies at 93, Clarion-Ledger

No Negatives for the Kemper Statesman, Clarion-Ledger

Ability to Adapt Helped Stennis Endure and Mississippi Ad-

vance, Clarion-Ledger

Mississippi's Stennis, 'Mr. Integrity,' Dies at 93, Commercial

Appeal .....

Once-Powerful Senator, John Stennis Dead at 93, Daily Leader,

Brookhaven, MS)

Mississippians Remember John Stennis, Oxford Eagle, Oxford,


Leaders Say He Was True Statesman, Daily Leader,

Brookhaven, MS .....

Ex-Senator John C. Stennis Dies, Associated Press

Former Senator John Stennis, Defense Authority, Dies at 93,

Washington Post

Ex-Senator From Mississippi Dies at 93; Stennis Wielder Clout

Over U.S. Military Affairs, Phoenix Gazette

John Stennis, Former Senator, Bergen New Jersey Record

"Conscience of Senate” Dies, Rocky Mountain News

Former Senator Stennis; at 93; Held Mississippi Seat For Four

Decades, New Jersey Record

Ex-Senator John Stennis, 93 Dies, Served in Congress For 41

Years, Rhode Island Providence Journal-Bulletin

John C. Stennis, 93, Longtime Chairman of Powerful Commit-

tees in the Senate, Dies, New York Times

John C. Stennis; Longtime Senator; Lawmaker from Mississippi

Chaired Armed Services Committee For 12 Years and Strongly

Influenced Military Policy, Los Angeles Times

John Stennis, 93, Former Mississippi Senator, Atlanta Journal

and Constitution

John Stennis Was Senator, Indianapolis News

Former Senator Stennis Dies, Gannett News Service

John C. Stennis, Senator From 1947 to 1988, Dies; Mississippi

Democrat Wielded Military Clout, Fresno Bee

Mississippi's Stennis, “Mr. Integrity," Dies at 93, Senator For

Four Decades Never Lost an Election, Commercial Appeal


Former Mississippi Senator John Stennis, Chicago Tribune

Ex-Mississippi Senator Dies, Charleston Daily Mail

Former Senator John Stennis of Mississippi Dies at 93, Austin


Stennis Friends Recall Leader's Human Qualities, Clarion-Ledg-

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Character Judged By Stennis' Measure, New Albany Gazette
Mississippi Loses Revered Statesman, New Albany Gazette
John Stennis, Indiannapolis News
Stennis Memorialized as a “Great Man,” Last Respects Paid

to Statesman, Commercial Appeal (Memphis)
Five Hundred Bid Stennis Farewell, Clarion-Ledger
Justice To a Just Man: John Stennis, Washington Times
Senator Stennis Plowed A Straight Furrow, Commercial Dis-

U.S. Senator John C. Stennis: He Was a Giant in Every Way,

Lagniappe, NASA Aeronautics and Space Administration

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