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Emanuel Celler

Speaker: Emanuel Celler
Date: March 19, 1969
Description
Democratic Representative from New York (1923-1973); Chairman of the Judiciary Committee (1949-1953, 1955-1973). Celler introduced the crime control bill backed by the Administration, sponsored the 24th Amendment and the 1964 Civil Rights Act, managed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, sponsored the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, and played a key role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

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