McNary, Charles Linza

McNary, Charles Linza,

1874–1944, U.S. senator (1917–44), b. near Salem, Oreg. Admitted (1898) to the bar in Oregon, he became prominent in the Republican party. In the Senate he sponsored farm aid measures and, as minority leader after 1932, supported much New Deal legislation, although he opposed the reciprocal trade agreements and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's proposals for Supreme Court reform. He ran for vice president on the unsuccessful Republican ticket along with Wendell WillkieWillkie, Wendell Lewis,
1892–1944, American industrialist and political leader, b. Elwood, Ind. He practiced law in Ohio (1914–23) and in New York (1923–33) before he became president (1933) of the Commonwealth and Southern Corp.
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 in the campaign of 1940.

Bibliography

See biography by S. Neal (1985).

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