a Senator from Wyoming; born in Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyo., April 8, 1899; attended the public schools; during the First World War served as a private in the United States Army; councilman of Rock Springs 1926-1928; president of Union Mercantile Co., in 1930; owner and manager of Crippa Motor Co., Rock Springs, Wyo.; president of North Side State Bank and director of Rock Springs Fuel Co. in 1940; Wyoming State highway commissioner 1941-1947; appointed on June 24, 1954, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lester C. Hunt and served from June 24, 1954, to November 28, 1954; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; resumed business activities; died in Rock Springs, Wyo., October 20, 1960; interment in St. Josephs Cemetery.
Source: The Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
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