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Henry Clarence DWORSHAK

(1894-1962)
Senate Years of Service:
1946-1949; 1949-1962
Party:
Republican; Republican

DWORSHAK, Henry Clarence, a Representative and a Senator from Idaho; born in Duluth, Minn., August 29, 1894; attended the public schools; worked at the printing trade 1909-1918; during the First World War served overseas as a sergeant in the Fourth Antiaircraft Machine Gun Battalion 1918-1919; manager of printers’ supply business in Duluth, Minn., 1920-1924; editor and publisher of the Burley Bulletin in Burley, Idaho, 1924-1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, to November 5, 1946, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in a special election held on November 5, 1946, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Thomas; served from November 6, 1946, to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948; appointed on October 14, 1949, to the United States Senate and subsequently elected on November 7, 1950, as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bert H. Miller; reelected in 1954 and again in 1960 and served from October 14, 1949, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 23, 1962; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; U.S. Congress. Memorial Services for Henry Clarence Dworshak. 87th Cong., 2nd sess., 1962. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1963.

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

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