Helms, Jesse

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Jesse Helms
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Name
Helms, Jesse Gender: M
Helms, Jesse Alexander Jr.
born on 18 October 1921 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Monroe NC, USA, 34n59, 80w33
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°44' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°59 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 19°38'



Biography

American politician who, since 1973, has been the ultraconservative G.O.P. incumbent Senator from North Carolina. As a former newspaper editor, radio director and senatorial assistant, he is said to have not changed his mind since 1945.

Feisty, courteous and conservative, Helms is a Baptist deacon, mason and the self-appointed conscience of the American right-wing. He was an adamant racist and homophobic anti-communist. As early as 1950, he ran what has been called "the bitterest, ugliest, most smear-ridden campaign of modern times" when he unseated the existing senator as his goal. In later years, the focus of his bigotry shifted increasingly toward gays and lesbians though he continued to find way to express his contempt of any non-whites. In 1994, when Nelson Mandela visited the White House, Helms ostentatiously turned his back on him.

In 1944 he was married and has three kids. Helms had a quadruple heart bypass in 6/1992, arthroscopic knee surgery in December 1997 and knee replacement surgery in the fall of 1998. He announced on 8/06/2001 that he would not seek a sixth term next year. His retirement has been hailed as "the end of an era." Hopefully.

Senator Helms died at age 86 on July 4, 2008 at 1:15 AM local time in Raleigh, NC.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Health : Medical procedure June 1992 (Quadruple heart bypass)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1944
  • Work : Gain social status 1973 (Elected to the Senate)
  • Health : Medical procedure December 1997 (Arthroscopic knee surgery)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 1998 (Knee replacement surgery)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 6 August 2001 (Announced retirement)
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  • Work : Retired 2002 (Leaving his Senate seat)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 4 July 2008 at 01:15 AM in Raleigh, NC (Age 86)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes Julian Cohan for B.C., 9/1990

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Senator)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Newspaper editor)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (From 1944)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Radio)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Baptist Deacon)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (By-pass)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Knee replacement surgery)
  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Racist, homophobe)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs

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