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Edward Vivian ROBERTSON

(1881-1963)
Senate Years of Service:
1943-1949
Party:
Republican

ROBERTSON, Edward Vivian, a Senator from Wyoming; born in Cardiff, Wales, May 27, 1881; attended schools in Wales; served in the Third Battalion of the Welsh Regiment during the Boer War 1899-1902; engaged in mechanical and electric power engineering 1902-1912; immigrated to the United States in 1912 and settled in Park County, Wyo.; engaged in the raising of livestock and the mercantile business at Cody, Wyo., 1912-1942; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1942, and served from January 3, 1943, to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948; retired from political and public life; was a resident of Cody, Wyo., until 1958 when he moved to Pendleton, Oreg., where he died April 15, 1963; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Baker, Oreg.

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

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