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
|Resting place||Cedar Hill Cemetery
|Children||1 son, George A. Nugent|
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 Alexander appointed Nugent to the U.S. Senate to succeed Republican James H. Brady, who died in office. Nugent defeated former 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.
Nugent faced Gooding again in 1920 for a full six-year term, but this time Gooding was victorious. Nugent resigned in January, prior to the end of his term in March, to accept an appointment from President Wilson to the Federal Trade Commission, and was succeeded by Senator-elect Gooding.
Nugent ran a third time for Senate in 1926, but finished third behind Gooding and Progressive candidate H. F. Samuels. Nugent resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C. and remained in the area until his death after a brief illness in 1931 at age 63. He is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Maryland.
- "Ex-senator dies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. September 19, 1931. p. 1.
- John F. Nugent at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- John F. Nugent at Find a Grave
|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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