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Jim Bunning

Jim BunningAKA James Paul David Bunning

Born: 23-Oct-1931
Birthplace: Southgate, KY
Died: 26-May-2017
Location of death: Fort Thomas, KY
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Baseball
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Kentucky, 1999-2011

Pitcher mostly for the Detroit Tigers (1955-63) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1964-67, 1970-71). Pitched a perfect game against the New York Mets on Father's Day, 1964, the first perfect game in the National League since 1880. Retired from baseball in 1971. Elected senator from Kentucky in 1998.

Wife: Mary Catherine Theis (m. 1952)
Daughter: Barbara
Son: Jim
Daughter: Joan
Daughter: Cathy
Son: Bill
Daughter: Bridgett
Son: Mark
Son: David
Daughter: Amy

    University: BS, Xavier University (1953)

    US Senator, Kentucky (1999-2011)
    US Congressman, Kentucky (1987-98)
    Kentucky State Senate (1979-83)
    Lions Club
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Special Olympics
    Washington Legal Foundation National Board of Advisors
    Baseball Hall of Fame 1996
    Draft Deferment 2-S
    Draft Deferment family deferment

    Philadelphia Phillies (1970-71)
    Los Angeles Dodgers (1969)
    Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-69)
    Philadelphia Phillies (1964-67)
    Detroit Tigers (1955-63)

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