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Hamer Harold BUDGE

(1910-2003)

BUDGE, Hamer Harold, a Representative from Idaho; born in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, November 21, 1910; attended the public schools of Boise, Idaho, and the College of Idaho at Caldwell 1928-1930; graduated from Stanford University in 1933; graduated from the law school of the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1936; lawyer, private practice; member of the Idaho state house of representatives, 1939-1941, and 1949; United States Navy, 1942-1945; United States Naval Reserve; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960; judge of the Third Judicial District of Idaho, 1961-1964; appointed to the Securities and Exchange Commission by President Johnson in 1964, became chairman in 1969, and served until his resignation, January 2, 1971; president, mutual funds group in Minneapolis, Minn., until 1978; died on July 22, 2003, in Scottsdale, Ariz.; interment in Cloverdale Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.

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

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