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Henry Clarence Dworshak records

Identifier: MS 0084


Congressional papers including correspondence and subject, legislative, and project files; appointments, applications, press releases and memorabilia. Also includes personal papers, such as correspondence, audio and video materials, travel files, subject files, and miscellaneous records relating to Dworshak's political campaigns and personal matters.


  • 1939 - 1962

Biographical Note

"Henry Clarence Dworshak, a Representative and a Senator from Idaho; born in Duluth, Minn., 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 in 1918 and 1919; manager of printers' supply business in Duluth, Minn., 1920-1924; editor and publisher of the burley Bulletin in Burley, Idaho, 1924-1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and three succeeding Congresses and served January 3, 1939, to November 5, 1946, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Thomas and served from November 6, 1946, to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948; appointed to the United States Senate and subsequently elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bert H. Miller and served from October 14, 1949, to January 3, 1955; reelected in 1954 and again in 1960 and served until his death in Washington, D.C., July 23, 1962; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia."

From "Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1971" (Washington, 1971), p. 892.


90 Cubic Feet (160 record boxes, 6 document boxes, 1 small document box, 2 oversize folders)

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Repository Details

Part of the Idaho State Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise ID 83712
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