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dates = prior to [[1991]] |
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'''Douglas Wire Newman''' (October 7, 1930-present) was the last [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] [[President of the United States]] prior to [[Josiah Bartlet]].
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==Pre-Presidency==
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Newman was born in Elberta, Alabama to James and Vivian Newman.
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Newman graduated from the U.S. Navel Academy in 1951, and served in the Korean War as a submariner. Newman retired from the Navy with rank of lieutenant in 1959.
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On July 7, 1956, Newman married Sissy Marie of Kennebunkport, Maine. the couple would have a strong marriage that produced three children:Ross; Hannah; and Jennifer.
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|actor = [[James Cromwell]]
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|seasons = [[Season 5]]
Newman was active in the Alabam civil rights movement and was elected to the state senate in 1966. Newman served three terms in the senate before being elected Alabama's 48th. Governor in 1978, and re-elected in 1980.
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After leaving the governors office in 1985, Newman ran for president in Democrat primaries of 1986 and won both the Democrat nomination and the general election that November.
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}}'''D. Wire Newman''' was the last [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] [[President of the United States]] prior to [[Josiah Bartlet]].
   
 
==Presidency==
 
==Presidency==
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President Newman held heavy ties with Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia. His administration sold them arms in exchange for oil and supported their leaders.
   
President Newman maintained close ties with [[Saudi Arabia]] and its royal family, something he would regret years later. He had many meetings and "lunches" with the Saudi prince promising a variety of military arms to maintain a stable region. The Newman administration spent an estimated $200 billion on foreign oil imports and $100 billion on protecting [[Middle East]]ern states. Newman used the same plane for [[Air Force One]] as later Presidents [[Owen Lassiter|Lassiter]] and Bartlet. It was reconditioned and reconfigured after his presidency.
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He served only one term, losing re-election to a Republican. Because he was the last Democrat before Bartlet, it can be reasoned that he served from 1987-1991.
 
Newman only served one term and lost in his reelection bid to his [[Republican]] successor, presumably Owen Lassiter.
 
   
 
==Post-Presidency==
 
==Post-Presidency==
As a former President, Newman kept a close eye on intelligence matters and received [[National Security Council|NSC]] briefings every morning. Newman maintained close contact with former President Lassiter after his presidency. During the [[MS scandal]], Lassiter advised Newman not to go on [[CNN]] denouncing President Bartlet for hiding his [[multiple sclerosis]]. After former President Lassiter's death, Newman chose to fly with Lassiter's aging staff to [[Washington, DC]] before travelling on [[Air Force One]] with Presidents Bartlet and Walken to the [[Lassiter Library]] in [[Costa Mesa]].
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In his post-presidential years, Newman kept a close eye on intelligence matters and received [[National Security Council|NSC]] briefings every morning. Newman maintained close contact with former President Lassiter after his presidency. During the [[MS scandal]], Lassiter advised Newman not to go on [[CNN]] denouncing President Bartlet for hiding his [[multiple sclerosis]]. After former President Lassiter's death, Newman chose to fly with Lassiter's aging staff to [[Washington, DC]] before travelling on [[Air Force One]] with Presidents Bartlet and Walken to the [[Lassiter Library]] in [[Costa Mesa]].
   
During the Bartlet Administration, Newman was a silent critic of the President, feeling that his commitment to liberal policies and Democratic ideals was not strong enough, though he followed the advice of his successor, Lassiter, in not openly criticizing a sitting President. In private, however, Newman would give Bartlet a vicious tongue lashing if he disagreed with his performance, particularly in matters of foreign policy, which Bartlet himself admitted was never his greatest strength. Newman was equally critical of Republican presidents, whose foreign policies he felt were reactionary and war-mongering.
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During the Bartlet Administration, Newman was a silent critic of the President, feeling that his commitment to liberal policies and Democratic ideals was not strong enough, though he followed the advice of Lassiter, in not openly criticizing a sitting President. In private, however, Newman would give Bartlet a vicious tongue lashing if he disagreed with his performance, particularly in matters of foreign policy, which Bartlet himself admitted was never his greatest strength. Newman was equally critical of Republican presidents, whose foreign policies he felt were reactionary and war-mongering. He openly showed enmity for President Glen Allen Walken and Walken's conservative views. He is the Oldest Living President.
   
==Notes==
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==Trivia==
All information about President Newman comes from the episode ''[[The Stormy Present]]''.
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*All information about President Newman comes from the episode ''[[The Stormy Present]]''. The fact that he used the same airplane for Air Force One as President Bartlet, implies a later date, presumably within the last twenty years. The current Air Force One planes have been in use since 1990.
   
   
 
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Latest revision as of 01:37, January 13, 2020

D. Wire Newman was the last Democratic President of the United States prior to Josiah Bartlet.

PresidencyEdit

President Newman held heavy ties with Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia. His administration sold them arms in exchange for oil and supported their leaders.

He served only one term, losing re-election to a Republican. Because he was the last Democrat before Bartlet, it can be reasoned that he served from 1987-1991.

Post-PresidencyEdit

In his post-presidential years, Newman kept a close eye on intelligence matters and received NSC briefings every morning. Newman maintained close contact with former President Lassiter after his presidency. During the MS scandal, Lassiter advised Newman not to go on CNN denouncing President Bartlet for hiding his multiple sclerosis. After former President Lassiter's death, Newman chose to fly with Lassiter's aging staff to Washington, DC before travelling on Air Force One with Presidents Bartlet and Walken to the Lassiter Library in Costa Mesa.

During the Bartlet Administration, Newman was a silent critic of the President, feeling that his commitment to liberal policies and Democratic ideals was not strong enough, though he followed the advice of Lassiter, in not openly criticizing a sitting President. In private, however, Newman would give Bartlet a vicious tongue lashing if he disagreed with his performance, particularly in matters of foreign policy, which Bartlet himself admitted was never his greatest strength. Newman was equally critical of Republican presidents, whose foreign policies he felt were reactionary and war-mongering. He openly showed enmity for President Glen Allen Walken and Walken's conservative views. He is the Oldest Living President.

TriviaEdit

  • All information about President Newman comes from the episode The Stormy Present. The fact that he used the same airplane for Air Force One as President Bartlet, implies a later date, presumably within the last twenty years. The current Air Force One planes have been in use since 1990.


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