GOSSETT, Charles Clinton (1888-1974)

GOSSETT, CHARLES CLINTON, a Senator from Idaho; born in Pricetown, Highland County, Ohio, September 2, 1888; attended the public schools; moved to Cunningham, Wash., in 1907, to Ontario, Oreg., in 1910, and to Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, in 1922; engaged in agriculture, livestock, feed, and shipping businesses; member, Idaho State house of representatives 1933-1937; lieutenant governor 1937-1939, 1941-1943; Governor of Idaho from January 1945 until his resignation in November 1945; appointed on November 17, 1945, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Thomas and served from November 17, 1945, to November 6, 1946; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to fill the vacancy in 1946; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Boise, Idaho, September 20, 1974; interment in Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, Idaho.

Idaho State Historical Society
Boise, ID
Papers: 1946-1947. 2.25 feet. Subject and correspondence files from term as senator. Also a scrapbook (photocopy), 1932-1955, concerning his political career and family.
Papers: 1945. 4 feet. Gubernatorial records including subject files, agency files, appointments, records relating to an investigation of State Hospital South, and scrapbook.
Additional Papers: In Robert Coulter papers, 1931-1944; and John Thomas correspondence, 1943-1946.