HUNTER, Richard Charles, (1884 - 1941)

Senate Years of Service: 1934-1935
Party: Democrat

Nebraska State Historical Society

HUNTER, Richard Charles, a Senator from Nebraska; born on a farm near Westpoint, Cuming County, Nebr., December 3, 1884; moved with his parents to Omaha, Nebr., in 1885; attended the public schools of Omaha; graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1909; attended the law school of Harvard University 1909-1910; graduated from the law department of Columbia University, New York City, in 1911; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Lincoln, Nebr.; moved to Omaha, Nebr., in 1912 and continued the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1915-1917; judge of the municipal court of Omaha 1915-1917; unsuccessful candidate for election as attorney general of Nebraska in 1920 and as State railway commissioner in 1928; elected on November 6, 1934, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert B. Howell and served from November 7, 1934, to January 3, 1935; was not a candidate for election in 1934 to the full term; resumed the practice of law; attorney general of Nebraska 1937-1938; died in Tucson, Ariz., January 23, 1941; interment in West Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Nebr.