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By the time Jesse Helms was elected to the United States Senate in 1972, he had already established a reputation as a clear, strong communicator. This collection of public speeches and related commentaries will delight those who wish someone would just tell the truth as they see it.
Senator Helms was in office from 1973 to 2003. In those thirty years he worked with seven Presidents and each relationship was very different.
Senator Helms spent his life and career supporting the free enterprise system, what he often referred to as the "Miracle of America."
Throughout his entire Senate career, Senator Helms remained an outspoken and loyal supporter of the United States military.
Senator Helms was first elected in 1972 and re-elected four more times. Over those 30 years he had many visitors and met many people all over the country and the world.