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Blakley, William Arvis, 1898-1976


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    • found: OCLC, October 28, 2014subject access point (Blakley, William Arvis)
    • found: Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, viewed October 28, 2014(Blakley, William Arvis, a Senator from Texas; born in Miami Station, Saline County, Mo., November 17, 1898; moved with his parents to Arapaho, Custer County, Okla.; during the First World War served in the United States Army; admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced practice in Dallas, Tex.; appointed on January 15, 1957, as a Democrat by the Governor to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Price Daniel and served from January 15, 1957, to April 28, 1957; declined to be a candidate for election to the vacancy; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for a full term to the United States Senate in 1958; again appointed by the Governor on January 3, 1961, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lyndon B. Johnson and served from January 3, 1961, to June 14, 1961; unsuccessful candidate to fill the vacancy; resumed former business interests; died in Dallas, Tex., January 5, 1976; interment in Restland Memorial Park)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed October 28, 2014(William A. Blakley; William Arvis "Dollar Bill" Blakley (November 17, 1898-January 5, 1976) was an American senator and businessman from the State of Texas. He served two incomplete terms as Senator, the first in 1957, the second in 1961. He was part of the conservative wing of the Texas Democratic Party and is remembered for running against liberal Democrat Ralph Yarborough in the 1958 election and losing to Republican John Tower in the 1961 special election, yielding the first Republican senator from Texas since Reconstruction. He was admitted to the bar in 1933 and joined a law firm in Dallas, Texas. In following years, his interests expanded into real estate, ranch land, banking and insurance)
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