FANNIN, Paul Jones, (1907 - 2002)

Senate Years of Service: 1965-1977
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

FANNIN, Paul Jones, a Senator from Arizona; born in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., January 29, 1907; moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in October 1907; attended the University of Arizona; graduated from Stanford University; businessman involved in petroleum and equipment distribution in the Southwest and Mexico; elected Governor of Arizona in 1958 and reelected in 1960 and 1962; chairman, Western Governors Conference; member, Executive Committee of Council of State Governors, National Civil Defense Advisory Council; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1964; reelected in 1970 and served from January 3, 1965, to January 3, 1977; was not a candidate for reelection in 1976; was a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, until his death due to a stroke on January 13, 2002; interment in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.


Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; U.S. Congress. Tributes to the Honorable Paul J. Fannin of Arizona. 94th Cong., 2d sess., 1976. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1976.