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Kenneth S. Wherry

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Kenneth Wherry
Senate Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1949 – November 29, 1951
DeputyLeverett Saltonstall
Preceded byAlben W. Barkley
Succeeded byStyles Bridges
Leader of the Senate Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1949 – November 29, 1951
DeputyLeverett Saltonstall
Preceded byWallace H. White Jr.
Succeeded byStyles Bridges
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
LeaderWallace H. White Jr.
Preceded byJ. Lister Hill
Succeeded byFrancis Myers
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1947
LeaderCharles L. McNary
Wallace H. White Jr.
Preceded byFelix Hebert (1935)
Succeeded byScott Lucas
United States Senator
from Nebraska
In office
January 3, 1943 – November 29, 1951
Preceded byGeorge W. Norris
Succeeded byFred Seaton
Personal details
Born(1892-02-28)February 28, 1892
Liberty, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedNovember 29, 1951(1951-11-29) (aged 59)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Marjorie Colwell
Children1 son
1 daughter
EducationUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln (BA)
Harvard University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1917–1918
UnitFlying Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I

Kenneth Spicer Wherry (February 28, 1892 – November 29, 1951) was an American businessman, attorney, and politician.[1] He was a member of the Republican Party. He was a U.S. Senator from Nebraska from 1943 until his death in 1951. He was the minority leader for the last two years.

References[change | change source]

  1. "GOP 'wheel' Wherry succumbs at 59". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 30, 1951. p. 1.