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Trivia Question 8/29/13 – Longest Filibuster

U.S. Senator Strom ThurmondOn this date in history…

On August 29, 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set the filibuster record in the U.S. Senate.  Sen Thurmond filibustered against the Civil Rights Act of 1967.  In a filibuster, a senator may continue to speak indefinitely to prevent a final vote on the bill.  Some read the phone book, cite recipes  or read the Declaration of Independence.

Question:

How long did the longest Senate filibuster last?

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