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  Norris, George W.
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NameGeorge W. Norris
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McCook, Nebraska , United States
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Born July 11, 1861
DiedSeptember 02, 1944 (83 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
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Jan 01, 2015 02:47am
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InfoBorn on a farm near Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio, on July 11, 1861; attended the district schools, Baldwin University, Berea, Ohio, and the Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso; taught school while studying law; graduated from the law department of Valparaiso (Ind.) University in 1883 and was admitted to the bar the same year; continued teaching until he moved to Beaver City, Furnas County, Nebr., in 1885 and engaged in the practice of law; county attorney of Furnas County for three terms; district judge of the fourteenth district 1895-1902; moved to McCook, Red Willow County, Nebr., in 1899; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913); did not seek renomination in 1912, having become a candidate for Senator; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1912 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Robert W. Archbald, judge of the United States Commerce Court; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1912; reelected in 1918, 1924, and 1930, and as an Independent Republican in 1936, and served from March 4, 1913, to January 3, 1943; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942; chairman, Committee on the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Patents (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Sixty-seventh through Sixty-ninth Congresses), Committee on the Judiciary (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-second Congresses); known as the �father of the TVA,� the first of that project�s dams was named Norris Dam; retired from public life; died in McCook, Nebr., September 2, 1944; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.


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RACES
  11/03/1942 NE US Senate Lost 28.64% (-20.33%)
  11/03/1936 NE US Senate Won 43.82% (+6.00%)
  04/14/1936 NE US Senate - R Primary Lost 1.19% (-69.99%)
  04/14/1936 NE US Senate - D Primary Lost 2.35% (-28.98%)
  07/01/1932 US President - R Primaries Lost 5.82% (-41.67%)
  01/04/1932 President Pro Tempore Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/04/1930 NE US Senate Won 56.84% (+17.09%)
  08/12/1930 NE US Senate - R Primary Won 57.27% (+17.94%)
  09/06/1928 US President - FLP Convention Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  07/01/1928 US President - R Primaries Lost 6.31% (-43.42%)
  06/15/1928 US President - R Convention Lost 2.20% (-74.66%)
  04/10/1928 NE US President - R Primary Won 91.79% (+85.32%)
  04/03/1928 WI US President - R Primary Won 87.13% (+77.68%)
  11/04/1924 NE US Senate Won 62.56% (+25.12%)
  06/12/1924 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 1.33% (-24.55%)
  04/08/1924 NE US Senate - R Primary Won 60.63% (+34.71%)
  11/05/1918 NE US Senate Won 54.51% (+9.03%)
  08/20/1918 NE US Senate - R Primary Won 35.86% (+10.05%)
  11/04/1912 NE US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/19/1912 NE US Senate - R Primary Won 53.98% (+7.96%)
  04/04/1911 US House Speaker Lost 0.27% (-59.51%)
  11/08/1910 NE - District 05 Won 53.69% (+10.79%)
  03/15/1909 US House Speaker Lost 0.52% (-52.88%)
  11/03/1908 NE - District 05 Won 49.41% (+0.05%)
  11/06/1906 NE - District 05 Won 53.13% (+7.81%)
  11/08/1904 NE - District 05 Won 56.11% (+16.61%)
  11/04/1902 NE - District 05 Won 49.48% (+0.60%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US President - Dec 16, 1940 D Franklin Delano Roosevelt
US President - Dec 14, 1936 D Franklin Delano Roosevelt
US President - Jan 04, 1933 D Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 07, 1930 NPA Reject
US President - Jan 02, 1929 D Alfred E. Smith
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 05, 1925 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jun 01, 1916 D Louis D. Brandeis
US President - Jan 13, 1913 R Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
NE US President - R Primary - Apr 19, 1912 R Robert Marion La Follette
US President - R Primaries - Jun 04, 1912 R Robert Marion La Follette