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  Knowland, William Fife
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameWilliam Fife Knowland
Address
Piedmont, California , United States
EmailNone
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Born June 26, 1908
DiedFebruary 23, 1974 (65 years)
ContributorRP
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 28, 2015 09:18pm
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Info (son of Joseph Russell Knowland), a Senator from California; born in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., June 26, 1908; attended the public schools and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1929; engaged in the newspaper publishing business in Oakland, Calif., in 1933; member, California State assembly 1933-1935; member, State senate 1935-1939; Republican National committeeman from California 1938-1942 and chairman of the executive committee 1940-1942; served in the Second World War as an enlisted man and officer; was serving overseas when appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate on August 14, 1945, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hiram W. Johnson; assumed office August 26, 1945, and was subsequently elected November 5, 1946, to fill the unexpired term ending January 3, 1947, and at the same time elected for the six-year term ending January 3, 1953; reelected in 1952 and served from August 26, 1945 to January 2, 1959; was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; majority leader, 1953-1955; minority leader, 1955-1959; chairman, Republican Policy Committee (Eighty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for Governor of California in 1958; resumed his newspaper career and took an active interest in civic affairs in the Oakland, Calif., area; died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his summer home near Guerneville, Calif., February 23, 1974; interment in Chapel of Memories Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.


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NEWS
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DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.00000 Average

FAMILY
Son Joseph W. Knowland 1930-
Father Joseph R. Knowland 1873-1966

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  07/01/1960 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-86.63%)
  11/04/1958 CA Governor Lost 40.16% (-19.58%)
  06/03/1958 CA Governor - R Primary Won 77.48% (+54.97%)
  06/03/1958 CA Governor - D Primary Lost 13.69% (-68.92%)
  01/03/1957 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/01/1956 US President - R Primaries Lost 1.45% (-84.48%)
  03/13/1956 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 1.79% (-75.30%)
  01/03/1955 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/04/1953 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1952 CA US Senate Won 87.79% (+75.83%)
  06/03/1952 CA US Senate - D Primary Won 55.54% (+19.15%)
  06/03/1952 CA US Senate - R Primary Won 87.67% (+78.49%)
  01/03/1949 Minority Leader Lost 33.33% (-33.33%)
  11/05/1946 CA US Senate Won 54.13% (+9.89%)
  11/05/1946 CA US Senate Special Won 74.31% (+58.45%)
  06/04/1946 CA US Senate - D Primary Lost 21.40% (-26.06%)
  06/04/1946 CA US Senate - R Primary Won 64.80% (+39.19%)
  08/13/1945 CA US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
U. S. Secretary of State - Jan 19, 1949 NPA Reject