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  O'Daniel, Wilbert L. "Pappy"
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  1941-01-01  
 
NameWilbert L. "Pappy" O'Daniel
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Fort Worth, Texas , United States
EmailNone
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Born March 11, 1890
DiedMay 11, 1969 (79 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRob Ritchie
Mar 11, 2019 02:01pm
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InfoBorn in Malta, Morgan County, Ohio, March 11, 1890; reared on a cattle ranch near Arlington, Kans.; attended the public schools and business college in Hutchinson, Kans.; engaged in the flour milling and merchandising business, Fort Worth, Tex., 1909-1938; radio personality; elected Governor of Texas in 1938, reelected in 1940, and served until August 3, 1941, when he resigned, having been elected to the Senate; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Morris Sheppard; reelected in 1942 and served from August 4, 1941, until January 3, 1949; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; unsuccessful candidate for the gubernatorial nomination in 1956; owned and operated several life insurance companies in Texas; died in Dallas, Tex., May 11, 1969; interment in Hillcrest Memorial Park.


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RACES
  07/26/1958 TX Governor - D Primary Lost 18.11% (-42.50%)
  11/06/1956 TX Governor Lost 6.39% (-71.95%)
  07/28/1956 TX Governor - D Primary Lost 22.05% (-17.83%)
  11/03/1942 TX US Senate Won 94.90% (+90.51%)
  08/22/1942 TX US Senate - D Runoff Won 51.03% (+2.05%)
  07/25/1942 TX US Senate - D Primary Won 48.34% (+16.07%)
  06/28/1941 TX US Senate - Special Election Won 30.49% (+0.23%)
  11/05/1940 TX Governor Won 94.43% (+88.88%)
  07/27/1940 TX Governor - D Primary Won 54.29% (+32.69%)
  11/08/1938 TX Governor Won 96.82% (+93.77%)
  07/23/1938 TX Governor - D Primary Won 51.41% (+30.63%)
ENDORSEMENTS
TX US President - Nov 06, 1956 R Dwight David Eisenhower
Solicitor General of the United States - Jul 26, 1947 NPA Reject
TX US President - Nov 07, 1944 I No Candidate