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Henry Clarence Dworshak
Sergeant, United States Marine Corps
Member of Congress & United States Senator

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Henry Dworshak, was born in Duluth, Minnesota on August 29, 1894. He attended the public schools there and worked as a printer from1909 until 1918. During the First World War, Dworshak served overseas as a sergeant in the Fourth Antiaircraft Machine Gun Battalion. After the war he came back to be the manager of a printers supply business in Duluth until1924. He then moved to Burley, Idaho where he worked as editor and publisher of the Burley Bulletin until 1944.

Dworshak was elected to the United States House of Representatives for the Seventy-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, to November 5, 1946. He resigned in November of 1946 to serve as an elected Republican to the United States Senate. He was elected to this position by way of a special election held on November 5, 1946 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Thomas. Dworshak served in the Senate from November 6, 1946 to January 3, 1949. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1948.

He was then appointed to the United States Senate and subsequently elected as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bert H. Miller. In 1954 and 1960 he was reelected and served from October 14, 1949, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 23, 1962.

Henry Dworshak is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia.


Courtesy of the Congress of the United States:

Representative and a Senator from Idaho; born in Duluth, Minnesota, August 29, 1894; attended the public schools; worked at the printing trade 1909-1918; during the First World War served overseas as a Sergeant in the Fourth Antiaircraft Machine Gun Battalion 1918-1919; manager of printers’ supply business in Duluth, Minnesota, 1920-1924; editor and publisher of the Burley Bulletin in Burley, Idaho, 1924-1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, to November 5, 1946, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in a special election held on November 5, 1946 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Thomas; served from November 6, 1946 to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948; appointed to the United States Senate and subsequently elected as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bert H. Miller; reelected in 1954 and again in 1960 and served from October 14, 1949, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 23, 1962; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia.

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Updated: 14 May 1999 Updated: 14 June 2003  Updated: 5 September 2005
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