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Felix HEBERT

(1874-1969)
Senate Years of Service:
1929-1935
Party:
Republican

HEBERT, Felix, a Senator from Rhode Island; born near St. Hyacinthe, Province of Quebec, Canada, December 11, 1874; came to the United States when his parents returned in 1880 and resumed their residence in the town of Coventry, R.I.; attended the public schools, the parish school of St. Jean Baptiste, West Warwick, R.I., and La Salle Academy, Providence R.I.; employed as a railroad freight billing clerk 1893-1896 and as a private secretary 1896-1898; deputy insurance commissioner of Rhode Island 1898-1906; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Providence, R.I.; justice of the district court of the fourth judicial district of Rhode Island 1908-1928; trustee of the Nathanael Green Homestead Association of Rhode Island 1924-1934; member and secretary of the Providence County Courthouse Commission 1925-1934; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1929, to January 3, 1935; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934; Republican whip 1933-1935; chairman, Committee on Patents (Seventy-second Congress); resumed the practice of law; member of the Republican National Committee 1944-1952; advisory counsel to the Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies; died in Warwick, R.I., on December 14, 1969; interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Warwick, R.I.

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

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