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The first senator of Native American origin in the United States

The first senator of Native American origin in the United States

The only person of Native American origin to succeed in high political positions in the United States was Charles Curtis. He was born in 1860 in Topeka, Kansas. His mother was an Indian of the Kansa tribe.

Curtis studied law and worked as a lawyer in his hometown. He then served on the United States House of Representatives and was elected Senator to this day in 1907. He is the first and last U.S. Senator of Native American descent. He even held the second highest position in the United States Senate.

In the next election he tried to re-enter the Senate, but failed and stopped pursuing politics for a while. In 1915 he again became a senator and was elected in 1920 and 1926. In the 1928 presidential election, he was on the side of Herbert Hoover, who won a major victory. After that he worked for the US Vice President. In 1932, he opened the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Hoover’s defeat in the next presidential election was the end of Curtis’s career. He died of a heart attack in 1936.

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