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  Hebert, Felix
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NameFelix Hebert
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, Rhode Island , United States
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Born December 11, 1874
Died December 14, 1969 (95 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedBarack O-blame-a
Apr 24, 2007 03:04pm
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Infowas a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born near St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, he came to the United States when his parents returned in 1880 and resumed their residence in the town of Coventry, Rhode Island. He attended the public schools, the parish school of St. Jean Baptiste (West Warwick and La Salle Academy (Providence). He was employed as a railroad freight billing clerk from 1893 to 1896 and as a private secretary from 1896 to 1898 he was deputy insurance commissioner of Rhode Island from 1898 to 1906, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Providence. He was justice of the district court of the fourth judicial district of Rhode Island from 1908 to 1928, trustee of the Nathanael Green Homestead Association of Rhode Island from 1924 to 1934, and a member and secretary of the Providence County Courthouse Commission from 1925 to 1934.

Hebert was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1929, to January 3, 1935; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934. While in the Senate, he was Republican whip from 1933 to 1935, and chairman of the Committee on Patents (Seventy-second Congress). He resumed the practice of law, was a member of the Republican National Committee from 1944 to 1952, and was advisory counsel to the Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies. He died in Warwick in 1969; interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Warwick



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