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Carl Vinson served in the United States House of Representatives for 50 years — the longest continuous service in history — from 1914 to 1964, a tenure that extended during the terms of nine presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Lyndon Johnson. He was a fervent believer that peace can only be maintained if the country’s defenses are strong. Mr. Vinson was known as one of the nation’s most stalwart and influential supporters of a strong national defense. He was chairman of the House Naval Affairs
Date created: August 1987
Dimensions: 14ft high, 20ft wide, 44,000 pounds
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