Robert J. Bulkley

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Robert J. Bulkley
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United States Senator
from Ohio
In office
December 1, 1930 – January 3, 1939
Preceded by Roscoe C. McCulloch
Succeeded by Robert Taft
Personal details
Born Robert Johns Bulkley
(1880-10-08)October 8, 1880
Cleveland, Ohio
Died July 21, 1965(1965-07-21) (aged 84)
Cleveland, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Katherine Pope

Robert Johns Bulkley (October 8, 1880 – July 21, 1965) was a United States Democratic Party politician from Ohio. He served in the United States House of Representatives, and in the United States Senate from 1930 until 1939.

Life and career[edit]

A graduate of Harvard University for undergraduate studies and law school, Bulkley commenced the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio in 1906. Bulkley served two terms in the House from 1911-1915 from the 21st District on Cleveland's East Side. During World War One he served as chief of the legal section of the War Industries Board. He was later elected to the U.S. Senate in 1930 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Theodore E. Burton. Bulkley was re-elected in 1932, but lost a bid for a second full term in 1938 to Robert Taft. After his term in the Senate ended, he resumed his practice of law.

The Bulkley Building located in Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio is named after him.

Bulkley was married February 17, 1909 to Katherine Pope of Helena, Montana.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neff, William B, ed. (1921). Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio History and Biography. Cleveland: The Historical Publishing Company. p. 310. 
  2. ^ Powell, Thomas Edward, ed. (1913). The Democratic party of the state of Ohio: a comprehensive history 2. The Ohio Publishing Company. 

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