John F. Nugent
|John F. Nugent|
|United States Senator
January 22, 1918 – January 14, 1921
|Preceded by||James H. Brady|
|Succeeded by||Frank R. Gooding|
|Born||June 28, 1868
La Grande, Oregon
|Died||September 18, 1931
Silver Spring, Maryland
Nugent attended public schools, and worked in mines in Idaho and Australia. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1898, commencing practice in Silver City, Idaho. He was prosecuting attorney of Owyhee County from 1899 to 1906.
In January 1918, Governor Moses Alexander appointed Nugent to the United States Senate to succeed James H. Brady, who died in office. Nugent defeated former Republican Governor Frank R. Gooding in a special election that November to finish the term. In the Senate Nugent served as chairman of the Committee on Fisheries.
In 1920 Nugent faced Gooding again for election to a full six-year term, but this time Gooding beat Nugent. Nugent resigned in January 1921 to accept an appointment from President Woodrow Wilson to the Federal Trade Commission, and was succeeded by Senator-elect Gooding.
In 1926 Nugent ran a third time for Senate, but finished third behind Gooding and Progressive candidate H. F. Samuels. Nugent resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C. He remained in the area until his death.
Nugent is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
|Party political offices|
James H. Hawley
|Democratic Party nominee, U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Idaho
1918 special (won), 1920 (lost), 1926 (lost)
Chase A. Clark
|United States Senate|
James H. Brady
|United States Senator (Class 3) from Idaho
January 22, 1918–January 14, 1921
Served alongside: William E. Borah
Frank R. Gooding
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