BUNKER, Berkeley Lloyd, (1906 - 1999)

Senate Years of Service: 1940-1942
Party: Democrat

BUNKER, Berkeley Lloyd, a Senator and a Representative from Nevada; born in what was then St. Thomas, Clark County, Nev., August 12, 1906; attended the public schools; engaged in the tire and oil business in Las Vegas, Nev., in 1934; member, State assembly 1936-1941, serving as speaker in 1939; appointed on November 27, 1940, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Key Pittman for the term ending January 3, 1941, and also for the term ending January 3, 1947, and served from November 27, 1940, until December 6, 1942, when a duly elected successor qualified; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1942 for the vacancy; engaged in the life-insurance business in Las Vegas, Nev.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1946; investment broker and president of a management and equity company; was a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada until his death on January 21, 1999; interment in Bunkers Eden Vale Cemetery.