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date: 23 April 2021

Kefauver, Esteslocked

(26 July 1903–10 August 1963)
  • Charles L. Fontenay


Kefauver, Estes (26 July 1903–10 August 1963), U.S. senator, was born Carey Estes Kefauver in Madisonville, Tennessee, the son of Robert Cooke Kefauver, a hardware merchant, and Phredonia Bradford Estes. He attended the University of Tennessee from 1922 to 1924, receiving a bachelor of arts degree. After a year of teaching mathematics and coaching football at a Hot Springs, Arkansas, high school, he attended Yale University, from which he received an LL.B. cum laude in 1927. For the next dozen years Kefauver practiced law in Chattanooga, first with the firm of Cooke, Swaney & Cooke and later as a partner in Sizer, Chambliss & Kefauver. In 1935 he married Nancy Pigott of Glasgow, Scotland, eight years his junior, whom he had met during her visit to relatives in Chattanooga. They became parents of four children, one of them adopted....

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