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  Pfost, Gracie Bowers
NameGracie Bowers Pfost
Nampa, Idaho , United States
Born March 12, 1906
DiedAugust 11, 1965 (59 years)
ContributorMr. Techno
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 24, 2015 08:58pm
InfoRepresentative from Idaho; born in Harrison, Boone County, Ark., March 12, 1906; moved with her parents to a farm in the Boise Valley, Idaho, in 1911; attended the public schools and graduated from Link�s Business University, Boise, Idaho, in 1929; chemist for milk products company for two years; deputy county clerk, auditor, and recorder of Canyon County, Idaho, 1929-1939; treasurer of Canyon County 1941-1951; engaged in the real estate business in Nampa, Idaho, in 1951 and 1952; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Congress in 1950; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; Special Assistant for Elderly Housing, Federal Housing Administration, Washington, D.C., from June 1963 until her death in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., August 11, 1965; interment in Meridian Cemetery, Meridian, Idaho.


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  11/06/1962 ID US Senate - Special Election Lost 49.05% (-1.89%)
  11/08/1960 ID District 1 Won 60.39% (+20.78%)
  06/07/1960 ID District 1 - D Primary Won 74.67% (+49.33%)
  11/04/1958 ID District 1 Won 62.42% (+24.83%)
  11/06/1956 ID District 1 Won 55.13% (+10.26%)
  11/02/1954 ID District 1 Won 54.87% (+9.75%)
  11/04/1952 ID District 1 Won 50.27% (+0.54%)
  08/12/1952 iD District 1 - D Primary Won 48.11% (+25.33%)
  11/07/1950 ID District 1 Lost 49.53% (-0.94%)