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  McFarland, Ernest W.
NameErnest W. McFarland
Florence, Arizona , United States
Born October 09, 1894
DiedJune 08, 1984 (89 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 07, 2015 05:11pm
Infoborn on a farm near Earlsboro, Pottawatomie County, Okla., October 9, 1894; attended the rural schools; graduated from East Central State Teachers´┐Ż College, Ada, Okla., in 1914, and from the University of Oklahoma at Norman, in 1917; during the First World War served in the United States Navy; after the war moved to Phoenix, Ariz., and was employed as a clerk in a bank; was graduated from the law department of Stanford (Calif.) University in 1921; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Casa Grande, Pinal County, Ariz.; assistant attorney general of Arizona 1923-1924, and county attorney of Pinal County 1925-1930; moved to Florence, Ariz., in 1925; judge of the superior court of Pinal County 1934-1940; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1940; reelected in 1946 and served from January 3, 1941, to January 3, 1953; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952; majority leader 1951-1953; co-chairman, Joint Committee on Navaho-Hopi Indian Administration (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); Governor of Arizona 1955-1959; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1958; resumed the practice of law; elected associate justice, Arizona supreme court, in 1964, becoming chief justice in 1968, and serving until 1970; member, National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence 1968-1969; director, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco; president of Arizona Television Company; died in Phoenix, Ariz., June 8, 1984; interment in Greenwood Memorial Park, Phoenix, Ariz.


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  01/01/1968 Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/04/1965 AZ Supreme Court Associate Justice Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1958 AZ US Senate Lost 43.94% (-12.11%)
  09/09/1958 AZ US Senate - D Primary Won 72.53% (+45.06%)
  11/06/1956 AZ Governor Won 59.55% (+19.09%)
  11/02/1954 AZ Governor Won 52.51% (+5.02%)
  09/07/1954 AZ Governor - D Primary Won 74.24% (+48.47%)
  11/04/1952 AZ US Senate Lost 48.69% (-2.61%)
  01/02/1951 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1946 AZ US Senate Won 69.18% (+39.05%)
  07/16/1946 AZ US Senate - D Primary Won 79.49% (+58.97%)
  11/05/1940 AZ US Senate Won 71.61% (+43.63%)
  09/10/1940 AZ US Senate - D Primary Won 56.64% (+22.71%)