Frank Church

American politician Frank Church

Frank Forrester Church III was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Idaho from 1957 to 1981. Church was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1976 presidential election, losing to Jimmy Carter. He is known for heading the Church Committee, which investigated abuses in the U.S. intelligence agencies.
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Birthday
25 July 1924
home town
Boise

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In Memoir, Cheney Addresses Controversies - New York Times
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The revelations prompted major investigations by Congress, most aggressively by a committee led by Senator Frank Church that extracted extensive classified information from the executive branch, presenting a continuing headache for the Ford
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Saddle Creek Comlex fire sees slight growth - KPAX-TV
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Much of the fire has burned with the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness with about 9200 acres of the fire on the Idaho side of the state line. Authorities are working to protect area lookouts, campgrounds, and homes, including Gattin Ranch from
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Bitterroot wildfire grows by almost 10000 acres in single day - The Missoulian
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HAMILTON - Pushed by heavy winds late Monday, the Saddle fire in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness grew by almost 10000 acres in a day. On Tuesday, the fire slowed as firefighters on the Montana side began looking for opportunities to
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TUESDAY'S FIRST FORECAST: Sunshine and 85 - The Missoulian
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Winds shouldn't be as gusty as they were Monday, however, welcome news to firefighters on the line in West Riverside and in both the Bob Marshall and Frank Church-River of No Return wilderness areas. Tonight, skies will be mostly clear, forecasters say
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Pete Cenarrusa, Bethine Church host Sept. 8-9 symposium on comparative democracy - The Idaho Statesman
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The Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture and the Frank Church Institute partners with the Basque government in the forum, which will be held at the Idaho Capitol. Cenarrusa long pressed the US government to be more sympathetic to Basque autonomy and
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Broomfield's schools sprung up in 1880s - Broomfield Enterprise
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In 1892, she married Frank Church, the son of local pioneers George and Sarah Church. Frank and Katherine's son, Marcus Church, attended the Lorraine School from 1906 to 1913. A few decades later, another Lorraine schoolteacher was Miss Emily E
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Idaho fires send smoke into southern Bitterroot Valley - The Missoulian
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HAMILTON - A pair of fires in Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness flared Thursday and dropped a good amount of smoke into some portions of the southern Bitterroot Valley. Pushed by winds exceeding 30 mph, the Saddle fire in the upper
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In remembrance: Carl Burke was a yarn-spinner, pacifist, dad and grandpa - IdahoStatesman.com
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Frank Church during Church's 1976 presidential campaign, holding up a picture of Church. After Church's wife, Bethine, Burke was the four-term senator's closest confidant. One of Idaho's most powerful lawyers and political operatives, Burke died June
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Who is the Worse President: Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama? - Intellectual Conservative
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Among Carter's competitors for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1976 were: Scoop Jackson, Walter Mondale, Birch Bayh, Lloyd Bentsen, Robert Byrd, Frank Church, Sargent Shriver, Morris Udall, Gerry Brown and George Wallace
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Zimo: New book has plenty of great Idaho shots - Bellingham Herald
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Deren became entranced by the wilderness of Central Idaho when he worked clearing trails in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness for the Payette National Forest. His book will definitely make people gain a more complete understanding of the
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Carl Burke: 2nd Man In This Picture - The Spokesman Review (blog)
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I went looking for a photo of Carl Burke, the great Idaho attorney and the only campaign manager Frank Church ever had, and, of course, couldn't find one online. He could have been the second man in this photo of the Senator and Bethine
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Idaho GOP leaders mull moving up presidential primary timeline - Ontario Argus Observer
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Secretary of State Ben Ysursa says Idaho's primary “has been a non-event,” excepting 1976, when native son Frank Church and Ronald Reagan were on the ballot. “The election in late May has proven to be meaningless,” Ysursa said
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Hey, Baby, It's the Fourth of July - Slate Magazine (blog)
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Frank Church was one of the best friend civil libertarians ever had. At the lower political level? I'd go with Maynard Jackson, the first black mayor of Atlanta, and thus the first black executive of a southern mega-city, and someone who understood
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Western Montana Getaway: Glorious Magruder Corridor encased in wilderness - The Missoulian
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You're surrounded by two of the biggest chunks of wilderness in the nation - the Selway-Bitterroot to the north, the Frank Church-River of No Return to the south. Motorized access was retained along the Magruder Corridor when the roadless wilderness
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High water puts damper on recreation in Rocky mountains - Reuters
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US Forest Service managers of the Middle Fork Salmon River in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness are reporting a plunge in the number of launches on an Idaho waterway famed for its granite-walled canyons, endless rapids, sandy beaches and
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Volunteers maintain Idaho wilderness trails - Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of volunteers who have worked to keep trails in Idaho's Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness clean and ready for visitors is expanding its efforts to the Frank Church-River of No Return wilderness. The Selway-Bitterroot Frank
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An inside look at a piece of Idaho history - IdahoStatesman.com
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The Clarks would keep the ranch in the family for 70 years, and it would play a major role in shaping Idaho: Chase Clark's daughter, Bethine, married a young Boisean with aspirations named Frank Church. The ceremony was at the family's ranch at
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    FIFTIES
  • 1984
    Age 59
    Three years after leaving the Senate, Church was hospitalized for a pancreatic tumor on January 12, 1984.
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    It was renamed the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in 1984, shortly after the diagnosis of his pancreatic cancer.
  • 1983
    Age 58
    Church received an honorary doctorate from Pennsylvania's Elizabethtown College in 1983 to honor his work for the American people during his career in public office.
  • 1981
    Age 56
    His papers, originally given to his alma mater Stanford University in 1981, were transferred to Boise State University at his request in 1984.
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  • 1980
    Age 55
    The latter position proved to be widely unpopular in Idaho and led to the formation of the "Anybody But Church Committee" (ABC), committee created by the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC), based in Washington, D.C. ABC and NCPAC had no formal connection with the 1980 Senate campaign of conservative Republican congressman Steve Symms, which permitted them, under former Federal election law, to spend as much as they could raise to defeat Church.
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  • 1976
    Age 51
    In 1976, Church belatedly sought the Democratic nomination for president and announced his candidacy on March 18 from rustic Idaho City, his father's birthplace.
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    Church was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1976 presidential election, losing to Jimmy Carter.
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  • 1975
    Age 50
    In late 1975 and early 1976, a sub-committee of the U.S. Senate led by Church concluded that members of the Lockheed board had paid members of friendly governments to guarantee contracts for military aircraft in a series of illegal bribes and contributions made by Lockheed officials from the late 1950s to the 1970s.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1974
    Age 49
    In 1974, Church joined Senator Frank Moss, D-Utah, to sponsor the first legislation to provide federal funding for hospice care programs.
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  • 1972
    Age 47
    He was also the primary proponent in the establishment of the Sawtooth Wilderness and National Recreation Area in central Idaho in 1972.
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  • 1970
    Age 45
    In September 1970, Church announced on television and in speeches across the country that "the doves had won."
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    He was the co-author of two legislative efforts to curtail the war: the Cooper–Church Amendment of 1970, and the Case–Church Amendment of 1973.
  • 1967
    Age 42
    "It must be pointed out that a United States senator is not a state officer but a federal officer whose position is created by Article I, Section I of the United States Constitution," Shepard wrote in a June 17, 1967, opinion for the secretary of state. "There seems to be no provision for canvassing the votes of a recall election of a United States senator."
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    In 1967, a recall campaign was waged against Church by Ron Rankin, a Republican county commissioner in Kootenai County in northern Idaho.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1964
    Age 39
    Recently declassified documents show that the young veteran also challenged his mentor, behind closed doors, after the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, making this prescient warning: "In a democracy you cannot expect the people, whose sons are being killed and who will be killed, to exercise their judgment if the truth is concealed from them."
  • 1957
    Age 32
    However, Church managed to find his way into Johnson's good graces by providing key assistance in getting the Civil Rights Act of 1957 passed.
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    Upon entering the Senate in January 1957, Church made the mistake of voting on a measure against the wishes of Democratic Majority Leader, Lyndon Johnson, and Johnson punished Church by all but ignoring him for the next six months.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 27
    Church became an active Democrat in Idaho and after an unsuccessful try for the state legislature in 1952, he ran for the U.S. Senate in 1956.
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  • 1950
    Age 25
    In 1950, Church graduated from Stanford Law School and returned to Boise to practice law and teach public speaking at the junior college.
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  • 1947
    Age 22
    In June 1947 he married Bethine Clark, daughter of Chase Clark, a former Democratic governor of Idaho and the federal judge for the state.
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  • 1946
    Age 21
    Following his discharge in 1946, he returned to Stanford to complete his education, receiving his bachelor's degree in history in 1947, with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1944
    Age 19
    He was commissioned a second lieutenant on his 20th birthday in 1944 and served as a military intelligence officer in the China-Burma-India theater.
  • 1942
    Age 17
    Church enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, was called up the following year and attended officer candidate training at Fort Benning in Georgia.
    Church enrolled at Stanford University in California in 1942 and joined Theta Xi fraternity.
    Church graduated from Boise High School in 1942, where he served as student body president.
  • 1941
    Age 16
    As a junior in 1941, he won the American Legion National Oratorical Contest.
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  • 1940
    Age 15
    In his youth, Church admired William E. Borah, who represented Idaho in the U.S. Senate from 1907 to 1940.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Born on July 25, 1924.
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