Library of Congress
BONE, Homer Truett (1883-1970)

BONE, HOMER TRUETT, a Senator from Washington; born in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., January 25, 1883; attended the public schools; employed in the postal service and in the accounting and credit department of a furniture company; graduated from the Tacoma (Wash.) Law School in 1911; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Tacoma, Wash.; special deputy prosecuting attorney of Pierce County, Wash., 1912; corporation counsel of the port of Tacoma, Wash., 1918-1932; member, State house of representatives 1923-1924; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1932; reelected in 1938 and served from March 4, 1933, until his resignation on November 13, 1944; chairman, Committee on Patents (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-eighth Congresses); appointed a judge of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Judicial Circuit 1944-1956; resumed the practice of law in San Francisco and sat on the bench occasionally until 1968; returned to Tacoma, Wash., where he died on March 11, 1970; cremated and ashes interred in Oakwood Cemetery.

University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
Papers: 1903-1967. 132 boxes. Political and personal correspondence, speeches, articles, political papers, clippings, and photographs. Topics include state, regional and national politics, national cancer research legislation, public power movement, the Nye committee, and neutrality. Finding aid.

University of Washington Libraries
Manuscripts and University Archives
Seattle, WA
Papers: 1934-1948 (bulk 1934-1943). .84 cubic foot. Correspondence, speeches, news releases, legal documents, court papers, clippings, and photographs chiefly relating to Bone's involvement in the public power movement and support for insurance for merchant mariners. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in the Pierce County Central Labor Council records, 1890-1971; Walter B. Beals papers, 1916-1951; Mark Allison Matthews papers, 1884-1948; Andrew Winberg papers, 1936-1964; Municipal League of Seattle and King County records, 1894-1976 (bulk 1945-1975); Thomas E. Smith papers, 1933-1969; campaign materials (1932) in Saul Haas papers, 1917-1972; and in Merrill & Ring Lumber Company records, 1888-1956.

Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
Papers: 71 letters.

Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Papers: Miscellaneous items in the E.V. Kukendall papers, 1892-1956. 11 feet.
Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Haverford College Library, Haverford, PA; and Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY.

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