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  Blakley, William A.
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NameWilliam A. Blakley
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Dallas, Texas , United States
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Born November 17, 1898
DiedJanuary 05, 1976 (77 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 25, 2015 04:12am
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InfoSenator 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 as a Democrat by the Governor to the United States Senate on January 15, 1957, 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; was unsuccessful for election to fill the vacancy; resumed former business interests; died in Dallas, Tex., January 5, 1976; interment in Restland Memorial Park.


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  05/27/1961 TX US Senate - Special Lost 49.42% (-1.17%)
  04/04/1961 TX US Senate - Special Primary Won 18.03% (+0.00%)
  01/03/1961 TX US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/26/1958 TX US Senate - D Primary Lost 41.28% (-17.43%)
  01/15/1957 TX US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
TX US President - Nov 06, 1956 R Dwight David Eisenhower
TX US President - Nov 04, 1952 R Dwight David Eisenhower