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  For Extreme Junkies Only [WY Senate 1]
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Last EditedBen  Jul 19, 2005 08:42am
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DescriptionAfter attending Columbia University, 24-year-old Joseph Christopher O’Mahoney, an Irish Catholic from Boston, went west in 1908 to work as a newspaper reporter, first in Colorado and then in Wyoming, where he became the City Editor of the Cheyenne State Leader. Nine years later, when Governor John Kendrick won a seat in the U.S. Senate, O’Mahoney went to Washington to work as his Executive Secretary. While working on Capitol Hill, O’Mahoney received his law degree from Georgetown University, and returned to Wyoming in 1920 to practice law. He served as Cheyenne City Attorney and as Wyoming’s Democratic National Committeeman before joining the fledgling Roosevelt administration as Assistant Postmaster General in 1933.

Kendrick died in December 1933 and O’Mahoney was appointed to fill his Senate seat. He won the seat in 1934 and was re-elected in 1940 and 1946. But in 1952, after nineteen years in office, O’Mahoney lost his bid for a fourth term to Republican Frank Bartlett, the incumbent Governor and a former four-term Congressman, by a 52%-48% margin.
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