Orvin B. Fjare

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Orvin B. Fjare
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957
Preceded by Wesley A. D'Ewart
Succeeded by LeRoy H. Anderson
Personal details
Born (1918-04-16)April 16, 1918
near Big Timber, Montana
Died June 27, 2011(2011-06-27) (aged 93)
Helena, Montana
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1940–1946
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain
Battles/wars World War II

Orvin Benonie Fjare (April 16, 1918 – June 27, 2011) was a U.S. Representative from Montana.

Born on a ranch near Big Timber, Montana, Fjare attended public schools. He was employed as a clerk in a clothing store at Big Timber, Montana, and later became part owner. Fjare enlisted as a private in the United States Army in 1940 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Artillery in 1942. He served as a pilot in the South Pacific and was discharged as a captain in 1946. He served as member of the Montana Public Welfare Commission 1952–1954. He served as member of board of trustees of Big Timber Public Schools 1951–1954.

Fjare was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth Congress (January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress. He served as a member of the Montana House of Representatives in 1959. He engaged in the life insurance business. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1960. Fjare was the advertising director of the Montana State Highway Department from 1962 to 1969. He served as director of Montana Federal Housing Administration 1970–1979. Up until his death Fjare was a resident of Big Timber, Montana.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wesley A. D'Ewart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
LeRoy H. Anderson

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

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