Ralph Flanders - age: 89

Ralph Flanders

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ABOUT

Engineer, inventor, and US Senator from Vermont from 1946 to 1959. He was notably one of the first members of Congress to stand up against Joseph McCarthy.In the senate he staked out a middle ground between liberals and conservatives, and argued that rather than look for Communists within, the U.S. should be pushing it back abroad.He introduced the bill to censure Joseph McCarthy, his defense of his beliefs making him a model for future generations of Vermont politicians.

BEFORE FAME

He created more efficient machinery for cutting gears and creating screws, earning him several medals and honors from the U.S. and Britain.

PERSONAL LIFE

He was born in Caledonia County, Vermont, the oldest of nine children of a farming family.

The meaning of the name Flanders: Person From Finland

FUN FACTS

Politician Ralph Flanders were born on Tuesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Sapphire, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of , it is 267 days until Ralph Flanders next birthday.

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