Henry Clarence Dworshak Edit Profile
Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Dworshak attended its local public schools and learned the printer's trade.
Originally from Minnesota, he was a Republican from Burley, and served over 22 years in the House and Senate. During the First World War, he served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Fourth Antiaircraft Machine Gun Battalion in the American Expeditionary Forces. After the war, Dworshak managed a printing supply business in Duluth.
He moved west in 1924 to Burley, Idaho, to become the publisher and editor of the Burley Bulletin, a semi-weekly newspaper in Cassia County. House
Dworshak ran for in 1936 in Idaho's 2nd district, but lost to incumbent D. Worth Clark. Senate
Republican Senator John W. Thomas died in office in November 1945, and Democratic Governor Charles C. Gossett resigned to accept an appointment (by his successor) to fill the seat.
Gossett failed to secure the nomination for the special election. Dworshak defeated state senator George Donart in the November 1946 election to complete the term. Two years later, Dworshak was defeated for a full term in the 1948 general election by former state attorney general Bert H. Miller.
Miller died of a heart attack in October 1949 after only nine months in office, and Dworshak was appointed his successor by Republican Governor C. A. Robins. A staunch isolationist like William Borah, Dworshak stood unwavering against overseas intervention, especially in U.S. affairs. Source: Dworshak was appointed to the vacant seat in November 1946 and October 1949
Dworshak died in office of a heart attack on July 23, 1962 in Washington, D.C. and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
He was succeeded by former Governor Len B. Jordan, who served until January 1973. Legacy
Dworshak Dam on the North Fork of the Clearwater River, near Orofino in northern Idaho
Dworshak Elementary School in Burley.
Member 76th, 77th, 78th and 79th Congresses (1939-1947), 2d Idaho District. Served with United States Army, 1918-1919. Member American Legion (commanded State of Idaho, 1932), Idaho.
Mason (33.°, Shriner), Elk. Club: Rotary (district governor Utah-Idaho Rotary International, 1937).
Married Georgia Belle Lowe, December 31, 1917. Children: Henry Irving, Charles Lowe, Ward Winston, Calvin George.