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  Poindexter, Miles
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NameMiles Poindexter
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Spokane, Washington , United States
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Born April 22, 1868
DiedSeptember 21, 1946 (78 years)
ContributorRalphie
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Jan 31, 2015 01:32am
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Infoborn in Memphis, Tenn., April 22, 1868; attended the Fancy Hill Academy, Rockbridge County, Va., and Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., graduating in law from that university in 1891; settled in Walla Walla, Wash., in 1891; was admitted to the bar and began the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Walla Walla County in 1892; moved to Spokane, Wash., in 1897 and continued the practice of law; assistant prosecuting attorney for Spokane County 1898-1904; judge of the superior court 1904-1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); elected to the United States Senate in 1910; reelected in 1916 and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1923; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Interior Department (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Sixty-second, Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the War Department (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Indian Depredations (Sixty-fifth Congress); appointed by President Warren Harding as Ambassador to Peru 1923-1928; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1928; returned to his home, �Elk Cliff,� Greenlee, Rockbridge County, Va., where he died September 21, 1946; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Lexington, Va.


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  09/11/1928 WA US Senate - R Primary Lost 33.42% (-14.30%)
  02/19/1923 US Ambassador to Peru Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1922 WA US Senate Lost 42.93% (-1.34%)
  09/12/1922 WA US Senate - R Primary Won 43.05% (+14.49%)
  06/12/1920 US President - R Convention Lost 1.16% (-36.24%)
  06/01/1920 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.12% (-30.18%)
  05/21/1920 OR US President - R Primary Lost 0.02% (-38.41%)
  04/05/1920 MI US President - R Primary Lost 0.65% (-37.71%)
  03/23/1920 SD US President - R Primary Lost 1.34% (-35.15%)
  11/07/1916 WA US Senate Won 55.39% (+18.33%)
  09/12/1916 WA US Senate - R Primary Won 41.86% (+4.43%)
  01/17/1911 WA US Senate Won 93.26% (+86.52%)
  11/03/1908 WA District 3 Won 61.02% (+24.08%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jun 01, 1916 D Louis D. Brandeis
US President - Jan 13, 1913 R Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
WA Governor - Nov 05, 1912 R Robert T. Hodge
WA US President - Nov 05, 1912 R Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
US President - R Primaries - Jun 04, 1912 R Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
US House Speaker - Mar 15, 1909 R Henry Allen Cooper