STANFIELD, Robert Nelson, (1877 - 1945)

Senate Years of Service: 1921-1927
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

STANFIELD, Robert Nelson, a Senator from Oregon; born in Umatilla, Umatilla County, Oreg., July 9, 1877; attended the public schools and the State normal school at Weston, Oreg.; engaged in the livestock industry and also interested in banking in Echo and Baker, Oreg.; member, State house of representatives 1913-1917, serving as speaker in 1917; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1920 and served from March 4, 1921, to March 3, 1927; unsuccessful candidate for reelection on the Independent ticket in 1926; chairman, Committee to Examine Branches of the Civil Service (Sixty-eighth Congress), Committee on Public Lands and Surveys (Sixty-ninth Congress); resumed his former business pursuits; died in Weiser, Idaho, April 13, 1945: interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.