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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesIdaho

Charles Clinton GOSSETT

(1888-1974)
Senate Years of Service:
1945-1946
Party:
Democrat

GOSSETT, Charles Clinton, a Senator from Idaho; born in Pricetown, Highland County, Ohio, September 2, 1888; attended the public schools; moved to Cunningham, Wash., in 1907, to Ontario, Oreg., in 1910, and to Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, in 1922; engaged in agriculture, livestock, feed, and shipping businesses; member, Idaho State house of representatives 1933-1937; lieutenant governor 1937-1939, 1941-1943; Governor of Idaho from January 1945 until his resignation in November 1945; appointed on November 17, 1945, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Thomas and served from November 17, 1945, to November 6, 1946; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to fill the vacancy in 1946; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Boise, Idaho, September 20, 1974; interment in Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, Idaho.

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

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