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us: Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975



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    • us: Wheeler, Burton Kendall, 1882-
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    • found: NUCMC data from Univ. Wash. Lib. for Burke, R.E. R.E. Burke collection, 1930-1945 (Burton K. Wheeler)
    • found: LC data base, 9-21-87 (hdg.: Wheeler, Burton Kendall, 1882- ; usage: Burton K. Wheeler; U.S. Senator from Mont.)
    • found: NUCMC files (Wheeler, Burton Kendall, 1882-1975; US Sen., Mont.)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, September 4, 2013: (Wheeler, Burton Kendall, Senate years of service: 1923-1947; a Senator from Montana; born in Hudson, Middlesex County, Mass., February 27, 1882; attended the common schools; worked as a stenographer in Boston, Mass.; graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1905; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont.; member, State house of representatives 1910-1912; United States district attorney for Montana 1913-1918; resumed the practice of law in Butte; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor of Montana in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1922 for the term ending March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1924 on the Progressive Party ticket; reelected to the United States Senate in 1928, 1934 and 1940 and served from March 4, 1923, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Seventy-third Congress), Committee on Interstate Commerce (Seventy-fourth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); resumed the practice of law; died in Washington, D.C., January 6, 1975; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery)
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