J. William Fulbright
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"James William Fulbright" was a United States Senate/United States Senator representing Arkansas from January 1945 until his resignation in December 1974.

Fulbright was a Southern Democrat and a staunch multilateralist who supported the creation of the United Nations and the longest serving chairman in the history of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations/Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was also a Racial segregation/segregationist who signed the Southern Manifesto. Fulbright opposed McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Committee and later became known for his opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War. His efforts to establish an international exchange program eventually resulted in the creation of a fellowship program which bears his name, the Fulbright Program.

President of the United States/President Bill Clinton cited him as a mentor.

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