Senate Years of Service:1944-1955
CORDON, Guy, a Senator from Oregon; born in Cuero, De Witt County, Tex., April 24, 1890; moved to Roseburg, Oreg., and attended the public schools; deputy assessor 1909-1916; county assessor of Douglas County, Oreg., 1917-1920; during the First World War served as a private in the Field Artillery of the United States Army; admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Roseburg, Oreg.; district attorney of Douglas County 1923-1935; appointed on March 4, 1944, and subsequently elected on November 7, 1944, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles L. McNary; reelected in 1948 and served from March 4, 1944, to January 3, 1955; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954; chairman, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (Eighty-third Congress); engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his retirement in 1962; died in Washington, D.C., June 8, 1969; interment in Roseburg Memorial Gardens, Roseburg, Oreg.
BibliographyDictionary of American Biography.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present