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Thomas, Elmer, 1876-1965


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    • John William Elmer
  • Variants

    • Thomas, J. W. Elmer (John William Elmer), 1876-1965
    • Thomas, John William Elmer, 1876-1965
    • Thomas, Mr. (Elmer), 1876-1965
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    • found: NUCMC data from Library of Congress Manuscript Division for His Legislative history of the atomic bomb, n.d.(Thomas, Elmer (1876-1965); lawyer, state legislator, and U.S. representative and senator from Oklahoma)
    • found: NUCMC data from Museum of the Great Plains for Thomas, W. Letter, 1914 Dec. 02(U.S. Senator Elmer Thomas; J.W. Elmer Thomas; John William Elmer Thomas; Lawton, Okla.)
    • found: Addition of names to the final roll of the Sac and Fox Indians of Oklahoma, 1932:p. 1 (Mr. Thomas of Oklahoma, from the Committee on Indian Affairs)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Cong. online, viewed Apr. 7, 2008(Thomas, John William Elmer, a Representative and a Senator from Okla.; b. Sept. 8, 1876; Sept. 19, 1965; x-ref. Thomas, Elmer)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, May 12, 2016(Thomas, John William Elmer; Senate Years of Service: 1927-1951; Party Democrat, a Representative and a Senator from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., September 8, 1876; attended the common schools; graduated from the Central Normal College (now Canterbury), Danville, Ind., in 1897 and from the graduate department of DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., in 1900; studied law; admitted to the Indiana bar in 1897 and to the Oklahoma bar in 1900, and commenced practice in Oklahoma City, Okla.; moved to Lawton, Okla., in 1901 and continued the practice of law; member, State senate 1907-1920, serving as president pro tempore 1910-1913; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1927); was not a candidate for renomination in 1926, having become a candidate for United States Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1926; reelected in 1932, 1938 and 1944 and served from March 4, 1927, to January 3, 1951; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1950; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Seventy-fourth through Seventy-seventh Congresses), Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth and Eighty-first Congresses), Committee on Indian Affairs (Seventy-eighth Congress); engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until August 1957; returned to Lawton, Okla., where he died September 19, 1965; interment in Highland Cemetery)
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    • 1996-05-25: new
    • 2016-05-19: revised
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