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Paul Jones FANNIN

(1907-2002)
Senate Years of Service:
1965-1977
Party:
Republican

FANNIN, Paul Jones, a Senator from Arizona; born in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., January 29, 1907; moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in October 1907; attended the University of Arizona; graduated from Stanford University; businessman involved in petroleum and equipment distribution in the Southwest and Mexico; elected Governor of Arizona in 1958 and reelected in 1960 and 1962; chairman, Western Governors Conference; member, Executive Committee of Council of State Governors, National Civil Defense Advisory Council; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1964; reelected in 1970 and served from January 3, 1965, to January 3, 1977; was not a candidate for reelection in 1976; was a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, until his death due to a stroke on January 13, 2002; interment in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.

Bibliography

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; U.S. Congress. Tributes to the Honorable Paul J. Fannin of Arizona. 94th Cong., 2d sess., 1976. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1976.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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