DWORSHAK, Henry Clarence

1894–1962

Biography

DWORSHAK, Henry Clarence, a Representative and a Senator from Idaho; born in Duluth, Minn., August 29, 1894; attended the public schools; worked at the printing trade 1909-1918; during the First World War served overseas as a sergeant in the Fourth Antiaircraft Machine Gun Battalion 1918-1919; manager of printers' supply business in Duluth, Minn., 1920-1924; editor and publisher of the Burley Bulletin in Burley, Idaho, 1924-1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, to November 5, 1946, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in a special election held on November 5, 1946, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Thomas; served from November 6, 1946, to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948; appointed on October 14, 1949, to the United States Senate and subsequently elected on November 7, 1950, as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bert H. Miller; reelected in 1954 and again in 1960 and served from October 14, 1949, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 23, 1962; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Idaho State Historical Society

Boise, ID
Papers: 1939-1962. 90 feet. Personal, business, and political papers and correspondence, motion picture film, sound recordings, and memorabilia. Congressional papers include correspondence; subject, legislative, and project files; appointments; applications; press releases; travel files; and campaign files. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in George H. Curtis papers, 1905-1959.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Henry C. Dworshak, Late a Senator from Idaho. 87th Cong., 2d sess., 1962. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1963.

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