Philip Hart

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Philip Hart
Philip Hart (D-MI).jpg
United States Senator
from Michigan
In office
January 3, 1959 – December 26, 1976
Preceded byCharles E. Potter
Succeeded byDonald W. Riegle, Jr.
49th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
In office
January 1, 1955 – January 1, 1959
GovernorG. Mennen Williams
Preceded byClarence A. Reid
Succeeded byJohn B. Swainson
Personal details
Philip Aloysius Hart

(1912-12-10)December 10, 1912
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 26, 1976(1976-12-26) (aged 64)
Washington D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jane "Janey" Hart
(1943-1976, his death)
Alma materGeorgetown University
University of Michigan Law School
AwardsPurple Heart
Military service
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1941–1946
RankUS-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant colonel
Unit4th Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II

Philip Aloysius Hart (December 10, 1912 – December 26, 1976) was an American lawyer and politician. He was a Democrat. He served as a United States Senator from Michigan from 1959 until his death in 1976. He was known as the "Conscience of the Senate."

Hart died of skin cancer on December 26, 1976 in Washington, D.C. at the age of 64.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Senator Philip A. Hart Dies at 64; Was Called 'Conscience of Senate'". The New York Times. 1976-12-27.