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January 2nd, 2017

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Senators, Secretaries, Speakers, and Chairmen

On this date in 1909, Barry Morris Goldwater was born in Phoenix, Arizona Territory (before Arizona became a state). He represented Arizona in the US Senate from 1953 to 1965, and again from 1969 to 1987. He was the Republican candidate for President in 1964, and died in May 1998.

On this date in 1925, William James Crowe, Jr., was born in La Grange, Kentucky. He served in the US Navy, and rose to the rank of four-star admiral. He served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1985 to 1989, and, after his retirement, as US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1994-97). He died in 2007.

On this date in 1933, Richard Wilson Riley was born in Greenville, South Carolina. He was governor of his birth state from 1979 to 1987, and then the 6th US Secretary of Education, from 1993 to 2001.

On this date in 1942, John Dennis "Denny" Hastert was born in Aurora, Illinois. He represented that state in the House of Representatives from 1987 to 2007, and was the 51st Speaker of the House, from 1999 to 2007.

On this date in 1942, Henry Hugh Shelton was born in Tarboro, North Carolina. He served in the US Army, and rose to the rank of four-star general. He served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001.

On this date in 2001, William Pierce Rogers died at the age of 87. He was the 63rd Attorney General of the US (1957-61) and then the 55th Secretary of State (1969-73).