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Homer Truett BONE

(1883-1970)
Senate Years of Service:
1933-1944
Party:
Democrat

BONE, Homer Truett, a Senator from Washington; born in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., January 25, 1883; attended the public schools; employed in the postal service and in the accounting and credit department of a furniture company; graduated from the Tacoma (Wash.) Law School in 1911; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Tacoma, Wash.; special deputy prosecuting attorney of Pierce County, Wash., 1912; corporation counsel of the port of Tacoma, Wash., 1918-1932; member, State house of representatives 1923-1924; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1932; reelected in 1938 and served from March 4, 1933, until his resignation on November 13, 1944; chairman, Committee on Patents (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-eighth Congresses); appointed a judge of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Judicial Circuit 1944-1956; resumed the practice of law in San Francisco and sat on the bench occasionally until 1968; returned to Tacoma, Wash., where he died on March 11, 1970; cremated and ashes interred in Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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