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Symington, Stuart, 1901-1988


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  • Fuller Name

    • William Stuart
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    • Symington, William Stuart, 1901-1988
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Symington, William Stuart, 1901-1988
  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from Univ. Wash. Lib. for Gorrie, J.O. Papers, 1947-1966(Stuart Symington; presidential campaign 1959-60)
    • found: LC data base, 3-2-88(hdg.: Symington, William Stuart, 1901-; usage: Stuart Symington)
    • found: WWA, 1970(Symington, Stuart; b. 1901; s. William Stuart & Emily Haxall (Harrison) S.; m. Evelyn Wadsworth; w. Symington Cos., Rochester, N.Y.; pres. Colonial Radio, Rochester; Rustless Iron & Steel, Baltimore; sec. Air Force; chmn. Nat'l Sec. Res. Board; U.S. senator, Mo., 1952-; res.: Washington, D.C. & St. Louis, Mo.)
    • found: U.S. Cong. Sen. Committee on Armed Services. Hearings ... nominations of Jack Gorrie, 1952(Stuart W. Symington)
    • found: Biographical dictionary of the United States Congress, viewed via www, July 31, 2007:(Symington, William Stuart; b. June 26, 1901; d. Dec. 14, 1988; senator from Mo., 1953-76)
    • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, Sept. 16, 2013(Symington, William Stuart (Stuart), (father of James Wadsworth Symington, son-in-law of James Wadsworth), a Senator from Missouri; born in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., June 26, 1901; soon after his birth the family moved to Baltimore, Md.; attended the public schools; enlisted as a private in the United States Army at seventeen years of age and was discharged as a second lieutenant; graduated from Yale University in 1923; reporter on a Baltimore newspaper; moved to Rochester, N.Y., and worked as an iron moulder and lathe operator 1923-1926, studying mechanical and electrical engineering at night and by correspondence; executive with several radio and steel companies 1926-1937; moved to St. Louis, Mo., and became president of the Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co. 1938-1945; chairman, Surplus Property Board 1945; Surplus Property Administrator 1945-1946; Assistant Secretary of War for Air 1946-1947; first Secretary of the Air Force 1947-1950; chairman of National Security Resources Board 1950-1951; Reconstruction Finance Corporation Administrator 1951-1952, from which office he resigned to run for nomination as United States Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1952; reelected in 1958, 1964 and 1970 and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation on December 27, 1976; was not a candidate for reelection in 1976; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960; lived in New Canaan, Ct., until his death, December 14, 1988; interred in a crypt in Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.)
  • Change Notes

    • 1988-03-14: new
    • 2013-09-18: revised
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