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McFarland, Ernest William, 1894-1984

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    • found: U.S. Cong. S. Committee on Interstate Commerce.Telegraph merger act of 1942 ... Report ... 1942.
    • found: NUCMC data from Ariz. St. Univ. Libr. for Central Arizona Project Association. Records, 1922-1974(MacFarland, Ernest William, 1894- )
    • found: WWWA, 1982-1985(McFarland, Ernest William; television exec.; b. Oct. 9, 1895; U.S. sen., gov., and st. supreme ct. justice, from Ariz.; d. June 8, 1984)
    • found: Biog. dir. of Amer. congress(McFarland, Ernest William; b. 1894)
    • found: Mac: The Autobiography of Ernest W. McFarland, 1979
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, April 7, 2017(McFarland, Ernest William (1894-1984); Senator from Arizona; born on a farm near Earlsboro, Pottawatomie County, Okla., October 9, 1894; attended the rural schools; graduated from East Central State Teachers' College, Ada, Okla., in 1914, and from the University of Oklahoma at Norman in 1917; during the First World War served in the United States Navy; after the war moved to Phoenix, Ariz., and was employed as a clerk in a bank; graduated from the law department of Stanford (Calif.) University in 1921; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Casa Grande, Pinal County, Ariz.; assistant attorney general of Arizona 1923-1924, and county attorney of Pinal County 1925-1930; moved to Florence, Ariz., in 1925; judge of the superior court of Pinal County 1934-1940; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1940; reelected in 1946 and served from January 3, 1941, to January 3, 1953; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952; majority leader and Democratic caucus chairman 1951-1953; Democratic Policy Committee chairman 1951-1953; co-chairman, Joint Committee on Navaho-Hopi Indian Administration (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); Governor of Arizona 1955-1959; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1958; resumed the practice of law; elected associate justice, Arizona supreme court, in 1964, becoming chief justice in 1968, and serving until 1970; member, National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence 1968-1969; director, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco; president of Arizona Television Company; died in Phoenix, Ariz., June 8, 1984; interment in Greenwood Memorial Park, Phoenix, Ariz.)
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