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James Abourezk
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Sex:M
Age:80
Birth Date:February 24, 1931
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
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Occupation:US Politician

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JAMES ABOUREZK
James Abourezk

Biography:James Abourezk (born February 24, 1931) was a Democratic United States Representative and United States Senator, and was the first Arab-American to serve in the United States Senate. He represented South Dakota in the U.S. Senate from 1973 until 1979.

Of Lebanese descent, Abourezk was born in Wood, South Dakota and lived in South Dakota most of his life. Between 1948 and 1952, he served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Back in the U.S., he received a degree in civil engineering from South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1961, and then earned an advanced degree from University of South Dakota School of Law in Vermillion in 1966. He passed the bar, and began a legal practice in Rapid City.

He was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives, and served from 1971 to 1973. He then was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served until 1979. In the Senate, he was preceded by Karl Earl Mundt, and followed by Larry Lee Pressler after he chose not to run for reelection. There, he was the chair of the Select Committee on Indian Affairs and of the American Indian Policy Review Commission. He earned a reputation as a maverick who questioned the political status quo.

In 1980, Abourezk founded the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, a grassroots civil rights organization committed empowering Arab-Americans and encouraging a balanced U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. In 1989, he wrote Advise and Dissent: Memoirs of South Dakota and the U.S. Senate (ISBN 1556520662) and he is the co-author of "Through Different Eyes: Two Leading Americans - a Jew and an Arab - Debate U. S. Policy in the Middle East."

In a 2006 interview, Abourezk called the groups Hamas and Hezbollah "resistance fighters", and said that America's support of Israel endures because "the Congress is pretty much reliant on money from radical Zionists".

Abourezk now works as a lawyer and writer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Preceded by: E. Y. Berry United States Representative (2nd District) for South Dakota 1971-1973 Succeeded by: James Abdnor Preceded by: Karl E. Mundt United States Senator (Class 2) from South Dakota 1973-1979 Succeeded by: Larry Pressler


Chinese Horoscope for James Abourezk
Includes characteristics and Vices
James Abourezk's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 17, 1931 - February 05, 1932
Birthday: February 24, 1931

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Invention
Sensitivity
Perseverance
Whimsky
Good Manners
Taste
Vices:
Parasitism
Lack of Foresight
Tardiness
Pessimism
Impracticality
Worry


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

James Abourezk's Personality Tarot Card The Emperor - Personality Card

Birthday: February 24, 1931

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

James Abourezk's Growth Tarot Card The Empress

Birthday: February 24, 2011

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

 

 

 

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