Vinson remained head of the Naval Affairs Committee until 1947, and from 1949 to his retirement in 1964, he chaired the House Armed Services Committee, a strong advocate of national defense and containment of communism. A stern taskmaster and skillful legislator, Vinson lost only three floor fights on bills reported by his committee between 1940 and 1964. The navy named a nuclear carrier after him.
[See also Navy, U.S.: 1899–1945; Navy, U.S.: 1946 to the Present.]
John Whiteclay Chambers II
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