Entry from US English dictionary
(1902–2003), US politician; full name James Strom Thurmond. He was governor of South Carolina 1947–51 and a member of the US Senate from South Carolina 1954–2003. An ardent segregationist, he ran for president on the States' Rights Party (Dixiecrat) ticket in 1948. Originally a Democrat, he switched to the Republican Party in 1964.
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