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Almer Stillwell Mike MONRONEY

(1902-1980)
Senate Years of Service:
1951-1969
Party:
Democrat

MONRONEY, Almer Stillwell Mike, a Representative and a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Oklahoma City, Okla., March 2, 1902; attended the public schools and graduated from the University of Oklahoma at Norman in 1924; reporter and political writer for the Oklahoma News 1924-1928; in 1928 became president of a retail furniture store; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress in 1938; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1951); co-author of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946; was not a candidate for reelection but was elected in 1950 as a Democrat to the United States Senate; reelected in 1956 and again in 1962, and served from January 3, 1951, to January 3, 1969; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1968; chairman, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service (Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses), Special Committee on the Organization of Congress (Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses), co-chairman, Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress (Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses); was an aviation consultant and member of several boards of directors; resided in Washington, D.C.; died in Rockville, Md., February 13, 1980; cremated; part of the ashes placed in a niche in the Washington Cathedral, Washington, D.C., and the remaining ashes scattered on the grounds of the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Monroney, A.S. Mike, Kuchel, Thomas, and Truman, David, eds. “Reform of Congress: The Congress and America’s Future—A Discussion.” Political Science Quarterly 80 (December 1965): 606-20; Grant, Philip A., Jr. “Oklahoma’s Rising Star: The Election of Mike Monroney to the United States Senate.” Chronicles of Oklahoma 80 (2002): 132-141.

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

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