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  Brookhart, Smith W.
NameSmith W. Brookhart
Washington, Iowa , United States
Born February 02, 1869
DiedNovember 15, 1944 (75 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 01, 2015 03:13pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Government Reform - Isolationist - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro- gun - Pro-Labor - Prohibitionist - U.S. Army - Expelled - NRA -
InfoBROOKHART, Smith Wildman, a Senator from Iowa; born near Arbela, Scotland County, Mo., February 2, 1869; attended the country schools in Missouri and Bloomfield, Iowa: graduated from the Southern Iowa Normal and Scientific Institute at Bloomfield in 1889; taught school for five years at Keosauqua; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Washington, Iowa; attorney of Washington County 1895-1901; during the Spanish-American War served as second lieutenant; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; chairman of the Republican State Convention in 1912; major and lieutenant colonel during the First World War; president of the National Rifle Association 1921-1925; elected as a Progressive Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William S. Kenyon and served from November 7, 1922, to March 3, 1925; presented credentials as a Republican Senator-elect for the term commencing March 4, 1925, and served until April 12, 1926, when he was succeeded by Daniel F. Steck, who contested his election; again elected as a Republican in 1926 and served from March 4, 1927, to March 3, 1933; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932 and for election as an independent candidate; foreign-trade advisor in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration 1933-1935; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican senatorial nomination in 1936; practiced law in Washington, D.C., until 1943;, died in a veterans’ hospital in Whipple, Ariz., November 15, 1944; interment in Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, Iowa.



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