Frank Church was a United States lawyer and politician from the western state of Idaho. He was something of a boy wonder, being sent to Washington as a member of the 100-chair Senate at the age of 32. This made him one of the youngest individuals ever to serve the congressional chamber that calls itself "the world's greatest deliberative body." It was 1956. And even though he came from a sparsely populated and largely White rural state, Church was an early and fierce proponent of Civil Rights legislation; that is, the equal protection of rights for all US citizens, irrespective of gender, race, or creed, under the law.
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