Carl Curtis

Carl Thomas Curtis (* March 15, 1905 in Minden, Nebraska, † January 24, 2000 in Lincoln, Nebraska ) was an American politician ( Republican), who represented the state of Nebraska in both chambers of the U.S. Congress.

Carl Curtis came on the family farm in Kearney County to the world. He attended the public schools and later the Nebraska Wesleyan University in the state capital of Lincoln; after which he studied law, passed the entrance examination to the Bar and began to practice in Kearney County. From 1931 to 1934 he was there the district attorney.

In 1938, Curtis was running for a seat in the House of Representatives of the United States and was victorious in the election against the Democratic incumbent Charles Gustav Binderup, where he positioned himself in his electoral program of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal. In the following years, he has been repeatedly confirmed by the voters before it no longer took in 1954 for re-election and instead ran for the U.S. Senate.

Also this choice opted for Curtis himself, after he saw his mandate on 1 January 1955. In the Senate, he remained loyal to his party and contributed with their line when it came to the anti-communist activities in the 1950s or later, the opposition to social programs Democrats like Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society; he agreed but also for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As a confidant of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, he led the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco, was nominated at the Goldwater as its presidential candidate. Curtis later became a supporter of Richard Nixon after his election as U.S. president and supported his policies in Vietnam. Also during the Watergate scandal, he kept to Nixon. From 1975 to 1979 he chaired the Senate Republican Conference. In 1978, he no longer stand for re- election.

After he left politics to retire, Curtis again worked as a lawyer in Lincoln. He also worked for the conservative lobbying organization American Freedom Coalition. After his death in 2000, stream maintained Thurmond in the Senate a eulogy.