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Edwin Keith THOMSON

(1919-1960)

THOMSON, Edwin Keith, a Representative from Wyoming; born in New Castle, Weston County, Wyo., February 8, 1919; attended the public schools in Beulah, Wyo., and Spearfish, S.Dak.; was graduated from the University of Wyoming Law School in 1941; called to active duty on March 24, 1941; commanded Second Battalion, Three Hundred and Sixty-second Infantry Regiment, Ninety-first Division; released from active duty as a lieutenant colonel on January 24, 1946; was admitted to the bar in 1941 and commenced the practice of law in Cheyenne, Wyo., in February 1946; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1952; member of the State house of representatives 1952-1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth, Eighty-fifth, and Eighty-sixth Congresses and served from January 3, 1955, until his death; did not seek renomination to the Eighty-seventh Congress but was elected to the United States Senate on November 8, 1960, for the term commencing January 3, 1961; died in Cody, Wyo., December 9, 1960; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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