WELKER, Herman (1906-1957)

WELKER, HERMAN, a Senator from Idaho; born in Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho, December 11, 1906; attended public school and the University of Idaho at Moscow; graduated from the law school of the University of Idaho at Moscow in 1929; admitted to the bar in 1929; prosecuting attorney of Washington County, Idaho; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1936 and practiced law until 1943; during the Second World War served in the United States Air Corps 1943-1944; returned to Payette, Idaho, and practiced law 1944-1950; also interested in farming and livestock raising in Idaho; member, State senate 1948-1950; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1950 and served from January 3, 1951, to January 3, 1957; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1956; engaged in the practice of law and farming; died in the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., October 30, 1957; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Senatorial papers destroyed.

Idaho State Historical Society
Boise, ID
Papers: 1953-1956. 2 feet. Three scrapbooks relating to senatorial career, resume of voting record, and campaign television tapes.

University of Idaho Library
Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID
Papers: 1951-1955. .5 linear foot and 1 volume. Annotated speeches, correspondence, and compilation of materials relating to voting record.