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William Bliss PINE

(1877-1942)
Senate Years of Service:
1925-1931
Party:
Republican

PINE, William Bliss, a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Bluffs, Scott County, Ill., December 30, 1877; attended the public schools; taught school three years; employed as a salesman of harvesters; moved to Chanute, Kans., and was employed in the oil producing business, moved to Oklahoma in 1904 and continued in the oil industry; in 1909 located in Okmulgee, Okla., where he eventually became extensively engaged in the production of oil; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1925, to March 3, 1931; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930; resumed his former business pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1934; died in Okmulgee, Okla., August 25, 1942; was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate at the time of his death; interment in Okmulgee Cemetery.

Bibliography

Hanson, Maynard J. “Senator William B. Pine and His Times.” Ph.D. dissertation, Oklahoma State University, 1983; Jones, Stephen. Once Before: The Political and Senatorial Careers of Oklahoma’s First Two Republican United States Senators: John W. Harreld and W.B. Pine. Enid, Okla.: Dougherty Press, n.d.

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

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