Ernest McFarland

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Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Jun 8, 1984 (89)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Jun 8, 1984 (89)

About

Three term U.S. Senator from Arizona from 1941 to 1953 who is known as the Father of the G.I. Bill. After he left Congress he served as Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court in 1968.

Before Fame

He survived a bronchial infection while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Trivia

He also served one term as the 10th Governor of Arizona from 1955 to 1959.

Family Life

He had a son and daughter with wife Edna McFarland.

Associated With

He held office as the Governor of Arizona five decades before Jan Brewer would be elected to the same position.