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Charles D. Ewing (Napoleon's World)

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Charles David Ewing (2 December 1910 - 14 October 2002) was an American journalist, politician and political pundit, best known for serving as the 39th Vice President of the United States from 1957 to 1961 and as a United States Representative from California from 1951 to 1956.

A conservative, anti-segration Democrat known for his youth and charm in the 1950's and his ability to cut deals with Nationalists in Congress to win crucial support for Democratic policies, Ewing permanently left national politics after leaving office in 1961. He briefly flirted with the idea of running for President in 1964 and was seen as a formidable candidate, but decided not to after Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. entered the race. Ewing ran for the 1968 Presidential nomination, placing third at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Despite being encouraged in two "Draft Ewing" movements in 1972 and 1976, Ewing refused to enter the race, feeling that his "years of political interests had passed." In the 1970's, he hosted the brief Ewing Hour on ABC, a political punditry show meant to compete with NBC's Ronald Reagan Show. Ewing was integral to founding CNN, and was an honorary member of the board despite never attending a single meeting or owning a single share of the company.

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