|Homer Truett Bone|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
April 1, 1944 – January 1, 1956
|Appointed by||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||Bert E. Haney|
|Succeeded by||Frederick George Hamley|
|United States Senator|
March 4, 1933 – November 13, 1944
|Preceded by||Elijah S. Grammer|
|Succeeded by||Warren Magnuson|
January 25, 1883|
March 11, 1970 (aged 87)|
Born in Franklin, Indiana, Bone and his family moved to Tacoma, Washington in 1899. Bone attended Tacoma Law School and was admitted to the Bar in 1911. He specialized in labor law and served as an assistant special prosecutor for Pierce County in 1912, as the Corporate Counsel for the Port of Tacoma from 1918 to 1932 and as an attorney for Tacoma City Light. In 1918, he married Blanche Slye.
Bone ran unsuccessfully for prosecuting attorney and Mayor of Tacoma as a Socialist and for the Third District Congressional seat as a Farmer-Labor candidate. In 1922, Bone served in the Washington State House, where he advocated for the ability of local government to form public utility districts. In 1928, Bone again ran unsuccessfully for Congress, this time as a Republican.
In 1932, Bone finally won election to the United States Senate, now as a Democrat, and served from 1933-1944. He continued his advocacy for publicly-owned power and other progressive causes. He supported creation of the Bonneville Dam and the Grand Coulee Dam. He opposed involvement in World War II.
On April 1, 1944, Bone was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Bert E. Haney. Bone was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 1, 1944, and he received his commission the same day.
- Homer Truett Bone at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- University of Washington Library Special Collection
- "Homer Bone". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Mukherjee, Siddhartha (November 16, 2010). The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. Simon and Schuster. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-4391-0795-9. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- Bone, Homer Truett (1883-1970) at HistoryLink.org
Elijah S. Grammer
| United States Senator (Class 3) from Washington
Served alongside: Clarence Dill, Lewis B. Schwellenbach, Monrad C. Wallgren
Bert E. Haney
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Frederick George Hamley