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Chapter 14: 98th United States Congress (Spring 1983: II)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
Leadership of the 98th US Congress
April 30, 1983

United States Senate:
Senate President:
George HW Bush (R-TX)
Senate President Pro Tempore: Strom Thurmond (R-SC)

Majority Leadership: Republican
Senate Majority Leader:
Howard Baker (R-TN)
Majority Whip: Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Republican Conference Chairman: James A. McClure (R-ID)
Repulican Conference Secretary:
Jake Garn (R-UT)
National Senatorial Committee Chairman:
Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Policy Committee Chairman:
William L. Armstrong (R-CO)

Minority Leadership: Democratic
Senate Minority Leader/Democratic Conference Chairman:
Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Minority Whip: Alan Cranston (D-CA)
Democratic Caucus Secretary: Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Democratic Campaign Commitee Chairman:
Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX)

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Chapter 14: United States Senate during the 98th US Congress (Spring 1983: III)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
List of United States Senators
April 30, 1983

*Alabama
Class 2: Howell Heflin (D-AL)
Class 3: Jeremiah Denton (R-AL)

*Alaska:
Class 2: Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Class 3: Frank Murkowski (R-AK)


*Arizona:
Class 1: Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ)
Class 3: Barry Goldwater (R-AZ)

*Arkansas
Class 2: David Pryor (D-AR)
Class 3: Dale Bumpers (D-AR)


*California
Class 1: Pete Wilson (R-CA)
Class 3: Alan Cranston (D-CA)

*Colorado
Class 2: William L. Armstrong (R-CO)
Class 3: Gary Hart (D-CO)

*Connecticut
Class 1: Lowell Weicker (R-CT)
Class 3: Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT)

*Delaware
Class 1: William Roth (R-DE)
Class 2: Joe Biden (D-DE)

*Florida
Class 1: Lawton Chiles (D-FL)
Class 3: Paula Hawkins (R-FL)

*Georgia
Class 2: Sam Nunn (D-GA)
Class 3: Mack Mattingly (R-GA)


*Hawaii:
Class 1: Spark Matsunaga (D-HI)
Class 3: Daniel Inouye (D-HI)


*Idaho
Class 2: James A. McClure (R-ID)
Class 3: Steve Symms (R-ID)


*Illinois
Class 2: Charles Percy (R-IL)
Class 3: Alan J. Dixon (D-IL)

*Indiana
Class 1: Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Class 3: James Danforth Quayle (R-IN)


*Iowa
Class 2: Roger Jepsen (R-IA)
Class 3: Chuck Grassley (R-IA)


*Kansas
Class 2: Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS)
Class 3: Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole (R-KS)


*Kentucky
Class 2: Walter "Dee" Huddleston (D-KY)
Class 3: Wendell Ford (D-KY)


*Louisiana
Class 2: J. Bennett Johnston (D-LA)
Class 3: Russell Billiu Long (D-LA)


*Maine
Class 1: George J. Mitchell (D-ME)
Class 2: William Cohen (R-ME)

*Maryland
Class 1: Paul Sarbarnes (D-MD)
Class 3: Charles Mathias (R-MD)

*Massachusetts
Class 1: Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (D-MA)
Class 2: Paul Tsongas (D-MA)


*Michigan
Class 1: Donald Riegle (D-MI)
Class 2: Carl Levin (D-MI)


*Minnesota
Class 1: David Durenberger (R-MN)
Class 2: Rudy Boschwitz (R-MN)


*Mississippi
Class 1: Raymond Mabus (D-MS)
Class 2: Thad Cochran (R-MS)

*Missouri
Class 1: John Danforth (R-MO)
Class 3: Thomas Eagleton (D-MO)

*Montana
Class 1: John Mechler (D-MT)
Class 2: Max Baucus (D-MT)


*Nebraska
Class 1: Edward Zorinsky (D-NE)
Class 2: J. James Exon (D-NE)


*Nevada
Class 1: Chic Hecht (R-NV)
Class 3: Paul Laxalt (R-NV)


*New Hampshire
Class 2: Gordon J. Humphrey (R-NH)
Class 3: Warren Rudman (R-NH)


*New Jersey
Class 1: Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Class 3: Bill Bradley (D-NJ)


*New Mexico
Class 1: Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Class 2: Pete Domenici (R-NM)

*New York State
Class 1: Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY St)
Class 3: Alphonse D'Amato (R-NY St)

*North Carolina
Class 2: Jesse Helms (R-NC)
Class 3: John Porter East (R-NC)


*North Dakota
Class 1: Quentin Burdick (D/NPL-ND)
Class 3: Mark Andrews (R-ND)

*Ohio
Class 1: Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH)
Class 3: John Glenn (D-OH)


*Oklahoma
Class 2: David Boren (D-OK)
Class 3: Don Nickles (R-OK)

*Oregon
Class 2: Mark Hatfield (R-OR)
Class 3: Bob Packwood (R-OR)


*Pennsylvania
Class 1: J. John Heinz, III (R-PA)
Class 3: Arlen Specter (R-PA)


*Puerto Rico
Class 1: Juan H. Cinton Garcia (D-PR)
Class 2: Luis A. Ferre (R-PR)

*Rhode Island
Class 1: John Chafee (R-RI)
Class 2: Claiborne Pell (D-RI)

*South Carolina
Class 2: Strom Thurmond (R-SC)
Class 3: Fritz Hollings (D-SC)

*South Dakota
Class 2: Larry Pressler (R-SD)
Class 3: James Abdnor (R-SD)


*Tennessee
Class 1: Jim Sasser (D-TN)
Class 2: Howard Baker (R-TN)

*Texas
Class 1: Lloyd Millard Bentsen (D-TX)
Class 2: Dolph Briscoe, Jr., (D-TX)


*Utah
Class 1: Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Class 3: Jake Garn (R-UT)


*Vermont
Class 1: Robert Stafford (R-VT)
Class 3: Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

*Virginia
Class 1: Paul Trible (R-VA)
Class 2: John Warner (R-VA)


*Washington
Class 1: Daniel Jackson Evans (R-WA)
Class 3: Slade Gorton (R-WA)


*West Virginia
Class 1: Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Class 2: Jennings Randolph (D-WV)


*Wisconsin
Class 1: William Proxmire (D-WI)
Class 3: Bob Kasten (R-WI)

*Wyoming
Class 1: Malcolm Wallop (R-WY)
Class 2: Alan Simpson (R-WY)


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Upcoming Installment for Chapter 14

Sergeant Foley

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COMING SOON IN CHAPTER 15 OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC
25 June 1983: The Ceremonial State Funeral of Portuguese First Lady Catalina Gonsalves
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Chapter 14: Governorships to Watch in 1983

Sergeant Foley

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GOVERNORSHIPS TO WATCH: CAMPAIGN 1983
May 6, 1983

*MISSISSIPPI:
Popular incumbent Mississippi Governor William Forrest Winter announced his campaign for reelection following the passage of a constitutional amendment back in 1981 which allowed Governors to succeed themselves. It was reported that former Mississippi Governor Evelyn Gandy was considering a primary challenge, but eventually backed off and will support Winter's reelection from behind the scenes.
Over on the Republican side, Leon Bramlett appears to be the favorite to winning the Republican Party gubernatorial primary. Polling surveys suggest Winter will win reelection by double digits.
Status: Solid Democratic
*Candidates:

Democratic: Mississippi Governor William Forrest Winter (incumbent seeking reelection)
Republican: Leon Bramlett

*KENTUCKY (OPEN SEAT)
Unpopular flamboyant and controversial Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown, Jr., is prohibited from succeeding himself due to the one-term rule for Kentucky Governors inside the Bluegrass State. On the Democratic side: Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Martha Layne Collins and Louisville Mayor Harvey I. Sloane are the top contenders while over on the Republican side, it's all quiet because State Senate Minority Leader Jim Bunning is heavily favored to become the Republican Party gubernatorial nominee.
Status: Likely Democratic
*Candidates:

Democrats: Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Martha Layne Collins
Louisville Mayor Harvey I. Sloane
Republican: State Senator Jim Bunning

*LOUISIANA
The Pelican State is bracing for an all-out showdown between incumbent Louisiana Governor David Conner Treen and former Louisiana Governor Edwin Washington Edwards. Polling surveys suggest Edwards is the strong favorite to reclaiming the Louisiana Governor's Mansion for a historic third term. Jungle Primary election is set for 22 October 1983.
Status: Likely Democratic Gain
*Candidates:

Democratic: Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Washington Edwards Edwin
Republican: Louisiana Governor David Conner Treen (incumbent seeking reelection)

 
Chapter 14: Personal PoV's (Spring 1983) 😎😎😎😎😎😎

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
......"and the first phase of the long Goodwill Tour of Pope Carlos I began when he arrived in Singapore on April 30th. It was an estimated 5,000+ were waving Vatican flags at the Singapore International Airport. He was like a rock star with some youth and vigor plus lots of stamina and super energy because of his military background in the Brazilian Marine Corps Reserve including some of his athletic skills.

The first Brazilian Pontiff met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kwan Yew during a face-to-face bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's Residence. This was a historic development in cementing ties between the Republic of Singapore and the Holy See."
-Excerpt from "Pope Carlos I: First Pontiff from the Amazon"
Summer 2007.

......"Among the list of potential contenders for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1984, there was one obvious name which kept coming up: former US Ambassador to Canada Walter Mondale, who many political strategists believed appeared more likely to seek the Presidency in 1984. Then another decided to jump in: Senator Hart of Colorado, whom some felt was lacking substance and we had no idea that lack of substance was going to come up later on."
-Excerpt from "Low Points in American Politics: Political Malpractice"
Spring 2004.
 
Chapter 14: Wiki-esque Infobox: Princess Grace of Monaco

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
Princess Grace of Monaco
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Princess Consort of Monaco
Tenure

18 April 1956-14 October 1982
********************Personal Details************************
Born
Grace Patricia Kelly
12 November 1929
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Died 14 October 1982 (aged 52)
Monaco Hospital
La Calle, Monaco
Cause of death Injuries sustained in automobile accident; Stroke
Resting place 20 October 1982
Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Spouse Rainier, III: Prince of Monaco
(married 1956-1982: her death)
Issue Caroline, Princess of Hanover
Albert, II, Prince of Monaco
Princess Stephanie
House Grimaldi (by marriage)
Father John B. Kelly, Sr.,
Mother Margaret Majer
Religion Roman Catholic
Signature
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Education American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1949-1956; 1977
Works Full List
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress
1954 "The Country Girl"
(see Awards and nominations)
 
Chapter 14: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: I)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
......"we're getting reports of an explosive situation inside Romania. There has been unconfirmed reports of both Romanian President Nicolae Ceausecu and his wife, Elena Ceausecu were both brutally executed via machine-gun fire by a group of soldiers on live television following a mock trial held by members of the Military Junta."
-ABC News Special Report
17 May 1983.

......"The violent public executions of Romanian President Nicolae Ceausecu and his wife, Romanian First Lady Elena Ceausecu on the afternoon of May 17th has sent shockwaves across Europe. It comes less than four days following the explosive revolution which overthrew the Ceausecu's and a military junta took over the Romanian government effective immediately. There will be huge international ramifications of the Romanian Revolution of 1983 as all of Europe is on extreme high alert and the entire world as a whole.

It's unknown what caused Romanians to finally rise up and kick the Ceausecu's out but after 20+ years, the conclusion is the tenuous situation had been escalating for the last several years: Economic problems, massive unemployment, inflation, mismanagement of the economy, corruption inside the Romanian government and lack of freedoms."
-Excerpt from Chaos of the 80s.
 
Chapter 14: US State/Territory Governorships (Summer 1983: II)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
US State/Territory Governorships (I)
Tuesday, May 31, 1983

*ALABAMA:

George Corley Wallace, Jr.,
*First elected: 1962; Reelected in 1970, 1974 and again in 1982
*In office: 14 January 1963 to 16 January 1967; 18 January 1971 to 15 January 1979;
Since 17 January 1983
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*ALASKA:

William Jennings Sheffield, Jr.,
*First elected: 1982
*In office: 6 December 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986.

*AMERICAN SAMOA:

Peter Tali Coleman
*First elected: 1977; Reelected in 1980
*In office: 3 January 1978
*Seat Up: 6 November 1986.

*ARIZONA:

Bruce Edward Babbitt
*Ascended to the Governorship following the death of then-Arizona Governor Wesley Bolin on 4 March 1978.
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*In office: 4 March 1978
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*ARKANSAS:

William Jefferson Clinton
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982.
*In office: 9 January 1979 to 19 January 1981; since 11 January 1983
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984.

*CALIFORNIA:

Courken George Deukmejian
*First elected: 1982
*In office: 3 January 1983
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986.

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Chapter 14: US State/Territory Governorships (Summer 1983: III)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
US State/Territory Governorships (II)
Tuesday, May 31, 1983

*COLORADO

Richard Douglas Lamm
*First elected: 1974; Reelected in 1978 and 1982
*In office: 14 January 1975
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*CONNECTICUT:

William Atchison O'Neill
*Ascended to the Governorship upon the death of then-Connecticut Governor Ellen Grasso on 27 June 1980
*First elected: 1982
*In office: 27 June 1980
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*DELAWARE:

Pierre Samuel du Pont, IV
*First elected: 1976; Reelected in 1980
*In office: 18 January 1977
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*FLORIDA:

Robert Douglas Graham
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*In office: 2 January 1979
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*GEORGIA:

Joe Frank Harris
*First elected: 1982
*In office: 11 January 1983
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*GUAM:

Ricardo Jerome "Ricky" Bordallo
*Previously served: 6 January 1975 to 1 January 1979
*In office: 3 January 1983
*First elected: 1974; Reelected in 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

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Chapter 14: US State/Territory Governorships (Summer 1983: IV)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
US State/Territory Governorships (IV)
Tuesday, May 31, 1983

*HAWAII:

George Ryoichi Ariyoshi
*In office: 2 December 1974
*First elected: 1974; Reelected in 1978 and 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*IDAHO:

John Victor Evans
*Ascended to the Governorship upon the resignation of then-Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus on 23 January 1977.
*In office: 23 January 1977
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*ILLINOIS:

James Robert "Big Jim" Thompson, Jr.,
*In office: 10 January 1977
*First elected: 1976; Reelected in 1978 and 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

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Chapter 14: US State/Territory Governorships (Summer 1983: V)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
US State/Territory Governorships (V)
Tuesday, May 31, 1983

*INDIANA:

Robert Dunkerson Orr
*In office: 12 January 1981
*First elected: 1980
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*IOWA:

Terry Edward Branstad
*In office: 14 January 1983
*First elected: 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*KANSAS:

John William Carlin
*In office: 8 January 1979
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*KENTUCKY:

John Young Brown, Jr.,
*In office: 11 December 1979
*First elected: 1979
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 8 November 1983

*LOUISIANA:

David Conner Treen
*In office: 10 March 1980
*First elected: 1979
*Seat Up: 22 October 1983

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Chapter 14: US State/Territory Governorships (Summer 1983: VI)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
US State/Territory Governorships (VI)
Tuesday, May 31, 1983

*MAINE:

Joseph Edward Brennan
*In office: 3 January 1979
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*MARYLAND:

Harry Roe Hughes
*In office: 17 January 1979
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*MASSACHUSETTS:

Michael Stanley Dukakis
*Previously served: 2 January 1975 to 4 January 1979
*In office: 6 January 1983
*First elected: 1974; Reelected in 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*MICHIGAN:

William Grawn Milliken
*Ascended to the Governorship upon the resignation of then-Michigan Governor George Romney on 22 January 1969.
*In office: 22 January 1969
*First elected: 1970; Reelected in 1974, 1978 and again in 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*MINNESOTA:

Rudolph George Perpich
*Previously served: 29 December 1976 to 4 January 1979
*In office: 3 January 1983
*First elected: 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*MISSISSIPPI:

William Forrest Winter
*In office: 22 January 1980
*First elected: 1979
*Seat Up: 8 November 1983



 
Chapter 14: US State/Territory Governorships (Summer 1983: VII)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
US State/Territory Governorships (VII)
Tuesday, May 31, 1983

*MISSOURI:

Christopher Samuel "Kit" Bond
*Previously served: 8 January 1973 to 10 January 1977
*In office: 12 January 1981
*First elected: 1972; Reelected in 1980
*OPEN SEAT: Announced he wasn't seeking reelection to third non-consecutive term in 1984
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*MONTANA:

Thomas Lee Judge
*In office: 1 January 1973
*First elected: 1972; reelected in 1976 and again in 1980
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*NEBRASKA:

Joseph Robert Kerrey
*In office: 6 January 1983
*First elected: 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*NEVADA:

Richard Hudson Bryan
*In office: 3 January 1983
*First elected: 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*NEW HAMPSHIRE:

John Henry Sununu
*In office: 6 January 1983
*First elected: 1982
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*NEW JERSEY:

Thomas Howard Kean, Sr.,
*In office: 19 January 1982
*First elected: 1981
*Seat Up: 5 November 1985

*NEW MEXICO:

Toney Anaya
*In office: 1 January 1983
*First elected: 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*NEW YORK STATE:

Mario Matthew Cuomo
*In office: 1 January 1983
*First elected: 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*NORTH CAROLINA:

James Baxter Hunt, Jr.,
*In office: 8 January 1977
*First elected: 1976; Reelected in 1980
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*29 May 1983: Announced his candidacy for the United States Senate in 1984.
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*NORTH DAKOTA:

Allen Ingvar Olson
*In office: 8 January 1981
*First elected: 1980
*OPEN SEAT: Announced on 12 May 1983 that he wasn't going to be seeking reelection.
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*OHIO:

Richard Frank Celeste
*In office: 10 January 1983
*First elected: 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*OKLAHOMA:

George Patterson Nigh
*Previously served: 3 January 1963 to 14 January 1963
*In office: 3 January 1979
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

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Chapter 14: US State/Territory Governorships (Summer 1983: VIII)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
US State/Territory Governorships (VIII)
Tuesday, May 31, 1983

*OREGON:

Victor George Atiyeh
*In office: 8 January 1979
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*PENNSYLVANIA:

Richard Lewis Thornburgh
*In office: 16 January 1979
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*PUERTO RICO:

Carlos Antonio Romero Barcelo
*In office: 2 January 1977
*First elected: 1976; Reelected in 1980
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS:

Pedro Pangelinan Tenorio
*In office: 11 January 1982
*First elected: 1981
*Seat Up: 5 November 1985

*US VIRGIN ISLANDS:

Juan Francisco Luis
*Ascended to the Governorship upon the sudden death of then-US Virgin Islands Governor Cyril King on 2 January 1978
*In office: 2 January 1978
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*RHODE ISLAND:

John Joseph Garrahy
*In office: 4 January 1977
*First elected: 1976; Reelected in 1978, 1980 and again in 1982
*17 May 1983: Announced that he was going to seek reelection to a fifth term as Governor in 1984.
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*SOUTH CAROLINA:

Richard Wilson Riley
*In office: 10 January 1979
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986.

*SOUTH DAKOTA:

William John Janklow
*In office: 1 January 1979
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986.

*TENNESSEE:

Andrew Lamar Alexander
*In office: 20 January 1979
*First elected: 1978; Reelected in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

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Chapter 14: US State/Territory Governorships (Summer 1983: IX)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
US State/Territory Governorships (IX)
Tuesday, May 31, 1983

*TEXAS:

Mark Wells White, Jr.,
*In office: 18 January 1983
*First elected: 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*UTAH:

Scott Milne Matheson
*In office: 3 January 1977
*First elected: 1976; Reelected in 1980
*OPEN SEAT: Announced on 12 February 1983 that he wasn't going to be seeking reelection as Governor in 1984.
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*VERMONT:

Richard Arkwright Snelling
*In office: 6 January 1977
*First elected: 1976; Reelected in 1978, 1980 and again in 1982
*OPEN SEAT: Announced on 6 May 1983 that he wasn't going to be seeking reelection to fifth two-year term as Governor in 1984.
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*VIRGINIA:

Charles Spittal Robb
*In office: 16 January 1982
*First elected: 1981
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Seat Up: 5 November 1985

*WASHINGTON:

John Dennis Spellman
*In office: 14 January 1981
*First elected: 1980
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*WEST VIRGINIA:

John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IV
*In office: 17 January 1977
*First elected: 1976; Reelected in 1980
*OPEN SEAT: Prevented from succeeding himself due to term limits.
*Announced on 30 May 1983 that he was launching his campaign for the United States Senate in 1984.
*Seat Up: 6 November 1984

*WISCONSIN:

Anthony Scully Earl
*In office: 3 January 1983
*First elected: 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986

*WYOMING:

Edgar Jacob Herschler
*In office: 6 January 1975
*First elected: 1974; Reelected in 1978 and again in 1982
*Seat Up: 4 November 1986
 
Chapter 14: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: II)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
KING CHARLES III AND QUEEN DIANA CROWNED IN SPECIAL CEREMONY
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......"in one of the most historic Coronation ceremonies in the history of the United Kingdom, King Charles III and his wife, Queen Diana were officially crowned respectively during an internationally televised ceremony inside Westminister Abbey in London before an estimated 2,200 were in attendance which included several foreign dignitaries such as US First Lady Nancy Reagan, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Rainier III of Monaco for example. Guests from 204 countries as well as representatives from 158 countries attended which also included 16 Monarchs, 70 Heads of State and 16 Prime Ministers."
-Excerpt from the Seattle Times
7 May 1983
 
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Chapter 14: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: III)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
......"following the Taiwanese Armed Forces' surprise invasion of the Mainland while the world's attention was too busy watching the non-stop chaotic Telenovela called "The Battle of the Crazy" with regard to the explosive Falklands War of 1982 between the Argentine Republic vs the United Kingdom, a deadly war which resulted in the British emerging victorious and the beginning of the end of the Military Junta, whose huge fuck-up and miscalculations led the Chileans to exploit the chaos and getting involved with the British by launching a full-scale double pronged invasion of the Argentine Republic.

It also caused the forced resignation of that jackass Galtieri, who ran like a fucking coward into Portugal, where Gonsalves (that uppity jackass) gave him safe passage. This annoyed everyone in London and Washington. It was like a big "Fuck You" to the entire world. How that son of a bitch got away with ordering the assassinations of Thatcher and the late Queen Elizabeth II amazes me? I cannot believe that crazy, bipolar mother fucker Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli managed to get away with two high-profile assassinations and I wouldn't be surprised if he had the late Pope John Paul II whacked in that mysterious plane crash too. I mean, that dude was fucking nuts and drove some of his Cabinet minsters crazy with his "Doing God's Work" shtick.

Meanwhile, Taiwanese President Chiang Ching-kuo took advantage of the international community's distractions by giving the go-ahead for an aggressive full-scale invasion of the Mainland by sea, land and air: the result was asbsolute carnage and deadly mayhem. After all, Ching-kuo was only following up on his late father's dream of taking back the Mainland and accomplished this within more than six months, causing the communist government to collapse horribly.

It was perfect timing because Chiang waited until Nixon was disgraced including waiting until Ford and Kissinger were assassinated to begin secretly plotting the invasion of the Mainland. By the time the invasion took place, we were sucker-punched by what had happened that the international ramifications soon opened the door for other incidents in other parts of the world.

We all assumed the worst was over, but then Romania happened when both Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Romanian First Lady Elena Ceausescu were both ousted from power and publicly executed on live television with the world watching this... And I do mean, this was broadcast on live television. I knew then that 1983 was going to become a year of surprises and there wasn't any way how to see the sucker-punch coming."
-Former US Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger
Spring 2004
"Chaos in the 1980s: From the Perspective of Caspar Weinberger during the Reagan Administration"
 
Chapter 14: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: IV)

Sergeant Foley

Well-known member
......"I was shocked when President Bignone gave us the go-ahead on this secret mission. It was very risky for us to do because our country was already the international laughing stock of the entire world following the big fuck-up with the Falkland Islands when the British kicked our asses and especially when those creepy Chileans invaded our homeland by annexing the disputed islands into Chilean territory. We didn't know why this secret mission was well.... secret.

It was a desperation move for us because with the groundwell of a return of democracy coming so fast, Bignone needed a distraction so while His Excellency and several others inside the Military Junta began destroying incriminating documentation of files which consisted of over 73,000+ and countless wiretapping audio recordings, videos, pictures, etc., I informed my commanding officer of the 41st Batallion, Colonel Gustavo Cervantes, who gave us the personal green-light of this very top secret mission and he gave us strong advice: avoid being spotted because once this mission is completed, we had to get out of there very fast.

I knew what Colonel Cervantes meant. And so did all of the rest of our batallion. So it was me and about 29 of us when we got aboard a large aircraft and flew out of the Argentine Republic for the flight to Europe. It was the Military Junta's final middle finger and especially putting that Incompetent Dancing Bitch in her place!"
-First Lieutenant Mauricio de la Fuente
Argentine Republic Army
41st Batallion
Summer 1983
Somewhere over the Atlantic
 

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