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Joseph Randall Clausen (April 18, 1922 - February 21, 2014) was an American Democratic politician from Texas, best known for being his party's unsuccessful candidate in the 1984 Presidential election. Clausen served in the Texas State Legislature (1955-1963), U.S. House of Representatives (1963-1971) and the U.S. Senate (1971-1995) in a career spanning four decades, until his defeat in the 1994 midterms, when he became the first incumbent Democratic Senator to lose to a Nationalist in Texas history. In 2003, he was honored with a statue at the Texas State Capitol.