REYNOLDS, Samuel Williams, (1890 - 1988)

Senate Years of Service: 1954-1954
Party: Republican

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REYNOLDS, Samuel Williams, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebr., August 11, 1890; attended the public schools; engaged in the wholesale coal business in Omaha, Nebr., in 1908; served in the Air Service during the First World War 1917-1918; during the Second World War served as a colonel in the Army Specialist Corps as director of corps activities in Omaha 1942-1943; appointed on July 3, 1954, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hugh Butler and served from July 3, 1954, to November 7, 1954; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; resumed wholesale coal business; member, Omaha City Council 1957-1958; a resident of Omaha, Nebr., until his death there on March 20, 1988; interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.