He continued to win reelection to the Senate from 1966 to 1986, posting the Thirty-second Senatorial Districta#39;s largest-ever vote majority in 1966 ... His densely populated, heavily African American district contained many rooming house floaters, manual laborers, petty artisans, and indigents. ... He found his chosen profession working as a ruffian at election time for Shannona#39;s Rabbit- faction Democrats.
|Title||:||Dictionary of Missouri Biography|
|Author||:||Lawrence O. Christensen, William E. Foley, Gary Kremer|
|Publisher||:||University of Missouri Press - 1999-10|