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George David Aiken (August 20, 1892 – November 19, 1984) was an American farmer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he was the 64th Governor of Vermont (1937–1941) before serving in the United States Senate for 34 years, from 1941 to 1975. At the time of his retirement, he was the most senior member of the Senate. As governor he had battled the New Deal over its programs for hydroelectric power and flood control in Vermont. Aiken was rooted in the state's Progressive traditions, but distrusted any increase in presidential power.As a liberal Northeastern Republican in the Senate, he was one of four Republican cosponsors of the Full Employment Act of 1945. He sponsored the food allotment bill of 1945, which was a forerunner of the food stamp program. He promoted federal aid to education, and sought to establish a minimum wage of 65 cents in 1947. He was an isolationist in 1941 but supported the Truman Doctrine in 1947, and the Marshall Plan in 1948. In the 1960s and 1970s he steered a middle course on the Vietnam war, opposing Johnson's escalation and supporting Nixon's slow withdrawal policies. He was a strong supporter of the small farmer. As acting chairman of the Senate agriculture committee in 1947, he opposed high rigid price supports. He had to compromise however, and the Hope-Aiken act of 1948 introduced a sliding scale of price supports. In 1950 he was one of seven Republican senators who denounced in writing the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy, warning against elements in the Republican Party that sought, "victory through the selfish political exploitation of fear, bigotry, ignorance and intolerance."
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Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1892
Died1984-11-19
Place Of BirthDummerston, Vermont, USA
SpouseBeatrice Howard, Lola Pierotti
Star SignLeo
#Quote
1If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.
#Fact
1Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 9-10. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
2Lieutenant governor of Vermont, 1935-1937.
3Governor of Vermont, 1937-1941.
4Elected to the United States Senate on 5 November 1940, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ernest W. Gibson, but did not assume office until 10 January 1941; served from 10 January 1941, to 3 January 3 1975. Was not a candidate for reelection in 1974.
5Has three daughters (Dorothy, Marjorie, Barbara) and one son (Howard)
6Buried in West Hill Cemetery in Vermont


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