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  D'Ewart, Wesley Abner
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NameWesley Abner D'Ewart
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Wilsall, Montana , United States
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Born October 01, 1889
DiedSeptember 02, 1973 (83 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
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Mar 14, 2013 01:07am
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InfoD�EWART, Wesley Abner, a Representative from Montana; born in Worcester, Mass., October 1, 1889; attended the public schools of Worcester, Mass., and Washington State College at Pullman; moved to Wilsall, Park County, Mont., in 1910 and engaged in the Forest Service; stockman, farmer, and businessman in Park County, Mont.; served in the State house of representatives 1937-1939; member of the State senate 1941-1945; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth Congress, by special election, June 5, 1945, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James F. O�Connor; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from June 5, 1945, to January 3, 1955; was not a candidate for renomination in 1954, but was unsuccessful for election to the United States Senate; assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., from January 1955 to September 1955; assistant secretary, Department of the Interior, from October 1955 to July 1956; special representative to Secretary of Agriculture from August 1956 to October 1958; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Montana in 1960; member, Western States Water Council, 1966-1969; was a director of the National Water Resources Association; resided in Wilsall, Mont.; died in Livingston, Mont., September 2, 1973; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.


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  06/07/1960 MT Governor - R Primary Lost 49.57% (-0.85%)
  11/02/1954 MT US Senate Lost 49.62% (-0.76%)
  07/20/1954 MT US Senate - R Primary Won 82.35% (+64.71%)
  11/04/1952 MT District 2 Won 62.04% (+24.07%)
  11/07/1950 MT - District 02 Won 54.06% (+9.27%)
  07/18/1950 MT District 2 - R Primary Won 88.65% (+77.29%)
  11/02/1948 MT - District 02 Won 51.01% (+2.01%)
  11/05/1946 MT - District 02 Won 54.13% (+9.05%)
  06/05/1945 MT - District 02 - Special Election Won 50.40% (+7.77%)
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