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John Edward ERICKSON

(1863-1946)
Senate Years of Service:
1933-1934
Party:
Democrat

ERICKSON, John Edward, a Senator from Montana; born in Stoughton, Dane County, Wis., March 14, 1863; moved with his parents to Eureka, Greenwood County, Kans., where he attended the public schools; graduated from Washburn College, Topeka, Kans., in 1890; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1891 at Eureka, Kans., and commenced practice in Choteau, Teton County, Mont., in 1893; county attorney of Teton County 1897-1905; judge of the eleventh judicial district of Montana 1905-1915; resumed the practice of law at Kalispell, Mont., in 1916; Governor of Montana 1925-1933; appointed on March 13, 1933, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas J. Walsh and served from March 13, 1933, until November 6, 1934, when a successor was elected; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1934 to fill the vacancy; resumed the practice of law in Helena, Mont., where he died on May 25, 1946; interment in Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Mont.

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

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