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Robert Davis CAREY

(1878-1937)
Senate Years of Service:
1930-1937
Party:
Republican

CAREY, Robert Davis, (son of Joseph Maull Carey), a Senator from Wyoming; born in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., August 12, 1878; attended the public schools, and Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.; graduated from Yale University 1900; moved to Careyhurst, Converse County, Wyo., in 1900; engaged in the raising of livestock and agricultural pursuits; also interested in banking; member of the Progressive National Committee for Wyoming 1912-1916; chairman of the Wyoming State Highway Commission 1917-1918; president of the Wyoming Stock Growers’ Association 1917-1921; Governor of Wyoming 1919-1923; appointed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924 as chairman of the agricultural conference to investigate the agricultural situation in the United States; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on November 4, 1930, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis E. Warren and on the same day was also elected for the term commencing March 4, 1931, and served from December 1, 1930, to January 3, 1937; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936; resumed agricultural pursuits and ranching; died in Cheyenne, Wyo., January 17, 1937; interment in Lakeview Cemetery.

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

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