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Rufus Cecil HOLMAN

(1877-1959)
Senate Years of Service:
1939-1945
Party:
Republican

HOLMAN, Rufus Cecil, a Senator from Oregon; born in Portland, Oreg., October 14, 1877; attended the public schools; school teacher 1896-1898; engaged in agricultural pursuits, steamboating, bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing 1899-1910; in 1910 engaged in the manufacture of record books and paper boxes and in the ice and cold storage business in Portland, Oreg.; member of a variety of civic commissions; State treasurer of Oregon 1931-1939; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1939, to January 3, 1945; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944; resumed management of Portland Paper Box Co., Portland, Oreg., and of a farm near Molalla, Oreg.; died in Portland, Oreg., November 27, 1959; interment in Riverview Cemetery.

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

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