posted on Feb, 27 2004 @ 12:21 PM
He was connected with Truman, and the creation of the Commitee, which later became MAJIC.... I can dig for more details if you want (can't remember
them right off hand, but his sig and mention, are on a few docs), but basically, Thurmond was Truman's go to guy on this....
He was also Prescott Bush's buddy...
Some interesting factoids...
Was 14 at the time of the Russian Revolution
Was already 41 when he fought at the Battle of Normandy
One of the few contemporary politicians to have received the votes of Civil War veterans
Was a Senate colleague of Prescott Bush, grandfather of U.S. President George W. Bush
Married his last wife, Nancy Janice Moore, in 1968 when he was already 66 years old, and she only 23
Jack Bass and Marilyn W. Thompson, in their 1998 biography, Ol' Strom, reported that Thurmond's first child was Essie Mae Washington-Williams, born
in 1925. Her mother was a black servant named Carrie "Tunch" Butler. On December 15, 2003, an attorney for Thurmond's family confirmed that
Thurmond had indeed been the father of Ms. Washington-Williams.
Fathered his first legitimate child in 1971, and his last in 1976 when he was 73 years old
Became a grandfather publicly for the first time on June 17, 2003, just nine days before his death. He first became a grandfather privately decades
earlier when Ms. Washington-Williams had her first child.
A reservoir on the Georgia-South Carolina border is named after him
[Edited on 27-2-2004 by Gazrok]