17 Facts About John Paul Hammerschmidt

1. John Paul Hammerschmidt died of heart and respiratory failure at a hospital in Springdale, Arkansas, aged 92.

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2. John Paul Hammerschmidt was a member of the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism which was set up in September 1989 to review and report on aviation security policy in the light of the sabotage of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988.

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3. John Paul Hammerschmidt was born in Harrison, the seat of Boone County in northwestern Arkansas.

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4. John Paul Hammerschmidt was inducted into the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame in 1990 by the Arkansas Aviation Historical Society.

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5. John Paul Hammerschmidt died at the age of ninety-two of heart and respiratory failure at a hospital in Springdale, Arkansas.

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6. John Paul Hammerschmidt was in the Air Force Reserve from 1945 to 1960 and the Army Reserve from 1977 to 1981.

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7. John Paul Hammerschmidt supported an amendment proposing to enact Flag Desecration Laws.

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8. John Paul Hammerschmidt had a conservative voting record on foreign policy and social issues, but a slightly more moderate record on economic issues.

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9. John Paul Hammerschmidt was a member of the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism which was organized in September 1989 to review and report on aviation security policy in the light of the sabotage of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988.

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10. John Paul Hammerschmidt became very popular in his district, even though most of its residents had never been represented by a Republican before.

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11. John Paul Hammerschmidt was elected twelve more times, having served twenty-six years from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1993, from the 90th Congress to the 102nd Congress.

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12. John Paul Hammerschmidt became the first Republican to represent Arkansas in Congress since Reconstruction.

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13. John Paul Hammerschmidt was twice the state chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas, serving from 1964 to 1966 and again from 2002 to 2004.

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14. John Paul Hammerschmidt received the Distinguished Flying Cross with three oak leaf clusters for his service in the war.

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15. John Paul Hammerschmidt was the first Republican elected to the House of Representatives from Arkansas since Reconstruction.

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16. John Paul Hammerschmidt served from 1967 until his retirement in 1993.

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17. John Paul Hammerschmidt was an American politician from the state of Arkansas.

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