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Wayne Morse

Wayne MorseAKA Wayne Lyman Morse

Born: 20-Oct-1900
Birthplace: Verona, WI
Died: 22-Jul-1974
Location of death: Portland, OR
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Rest Haven Memorial Park, Eugene, OR

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Oregon, 1945-69

Military service: US Army Reserve (2nd Lt., Field Artillery, 1923-29)

Opponent of Joseph McCarthy. Voted against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.


[1] Republican to 1952, independent to 1955, Democrat thereafter.

Father: Wilbur Morse (farmer)
Mother: Jessie
Wife: Mildred Martha Downie ("Midge", m. 18-Jun-1924)

    University: BA, University of Wisconsin (1923)
    University: MA, University of Wisconsin (1924)
    Law School: University of Minnesota (1928)
    Law School: JD, Columbia Law School
    Professor: Law, University of Oregon (1930-44)

    US Senator, Oregon (3-Jan-1945 to 3-Jan-1969)
    US Official Member, National War Labor Board (1942-44)


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