Theodore G. Bilbo

U.S. Congressperson

1877 – 1947

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Who was Theodore G. Bilbo?

Theodore Gilmore Bilbo was an American politician. Bilbo, a Democrat, twice served as governor of Mississippi and later was elected a U.S. Senator. A master of filibuster and scathing rhetoric, a rough-and-tumble fighter in debate, he made his name a synonym for white supremacy. Proud of being a racist, Bilbo believed that black people were inferior, defended segregation, and was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Of short stature, Bilbo wore flashy clothing, and was nicknamed "The Man" because he tended to refer to himself in the third person.

Bilbo was the author of Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization.

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Born
Oct 13, 1877
Pearl River County
Also known as
  • Theodore Bilbo
Spouses
Religion
  • Baptists
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Michigan
  • Peabody College
Died
Aug 21, 1947
New Orleans

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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