Bender, George Harrison

Bender, George Harrison

(1896–1961) U.S. representative/senator; born in Cleveland, Ohio. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (Rep., Ohio; 1939–49), he was an outspoken critic of the liberal policies of presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. However, during his brief term in the U.S. Senate (1954–57), he supported President Eisenhower's internationalist policies. He spent a year as a special assistant to the secretary of the interior (1957–58).
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