FERGUSON, Homer Samuel, (1889 - 1982)

Senate Years of Service: 1943-1955
Party: Republican

FERGUSON, Homer Samuel, a Senator from Michigan; born in Harrison City, Westmoreland County, Pa., February 25, 1889; attended the public schools and the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.; graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1913; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Detroit, Mich.; circuit judge of the circuit court for Wayne County, Mich., 1929-1942; professor of law at Detroit (Mich.) College of Law 1929-1939; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1942; reelected in 1948 and served from January 3, 1943, to January 3, 1955; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954; chairman, Republican Policy Committee (Eighty-third Congress); Ambassador to the Philippines 1955-1956; judge of the United States Court of Military Appeals at Washington, D.C., 1956-1971; served as senior judge on the United States Court of Military Appeals 1971-1976; resident of Grosse Point, Mich., until his death on December 17, 1982; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.


Bibliography

American National Biography; Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives.