Styles Bridges

Styles Bridges
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Chair of the Senate Republican Policy Committee
In office
January 3, 1955 – November 26, 1961
LeaderWilliam F. Knowland
Everett Dirksen
Preceded byHomer S. Ferguson
Succeeded byBourke B. Hickenlooper
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
Preceded byKenneth McKellar
Succeeded byWalter F. George
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
Preceded byKenneth McKellar
Succeeded byCarl Hayden
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byKenneth McKellar
Succeeded byKenneth McKellar
Senate Minority Leader
In office
January 8, 1952 – January 3, 1953
DeputyLeverett Saltonstall
Preceded byKenneth S. Wherry
Succeeded byLyndon B. Johnson
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
January 3, 1937 – November 26, 1961
Preceded byHenry W. Keyes
Succeeded byMaurice J. Murphy Jr.
Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937
Preceded byJohn Winant
Succeeded byFrancis P. Murphy
Personal details
BornHenry Styles Bridges
(1898-09-09)September 9, 1898
Pembroke, Maine, U.S.
DiedNovember 26, 1961(1961-11-26) (aged 63)
Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sally Clement (m. 1928; her death 1938)
Doloris Thauwald (m. 1944; his death 1961)
EducationUniversity of Maine, Orono (BA)

Henry Styles Bridges (September 9, 1898 – November 26, 1961) was an American teacher, editor, and Republican Party politician from Concord, New Hampshire. He served one term as the 63rd Governor of New Hampshire before a twenty-four-year career in the United States Senate.

Early life and career

Bridges was born in West Pembroke, Maine, the son of Alina Roxanna (Fisher) and Earle Leopold Bridges.[citation needed] He attended the public schools in Maine. Bridges attended the University of Maine at Orono until 1918. From 1918 he held a variety of jobs, including teaching, newspaper editing, business and state government. He was an instructor at Sanderson Academy, Ashfield, Massachusetts from 1918 to 1919. He was a member of the extension staff of the University of New Hampshire at Durham from 1921 until 1922. He was the secretary of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation from 1922 until 1923, and the editor of the Granite Monthly Magazine from 1924 until 1926. Meanwhile, He was the director and secretary of the New Hampshire Investment Corporation from 1924 until 1929. He was then a member of the New Hampshire Public Service Commission from 1930 until 1934.

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