Samuel M. Shortridge
|Samuel M. Shortridge|
|United States Senator
March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1933
|Preceded by||James D. Phelan|
|Succeeded by||William G. McAdoo|
August 3, 1861|
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
|Died||January 15, 1952
|Relatives||Clara S. Foltz (sister)|
He lost the 1914 U.S. Senate Republican primary to veteran congressman Joseph R. Knowland, who was defeated in the general election by James D. Phelan. Shortridge was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1920, riding Warren G. Harding's post World War I "Return to Normalcy" campaign. Defeating Phelan and strong candidates from the Prohibition Party and Socialist Party of America, Shortridge won the general election with 49% of the vote. He was reelected in 1926 with 63% of the vote over Democrat John B. Elliott. He served two full terms before being defeated in a primary in 1932.
His sister Clara S. Foltz became the first female lawyer in California in 1878, and first female deputy district attorney in the US in 1910. She helped him campaign for the Senate.
- Works by or about Samuel M. Shortridge at Internet Archive
- United States Congress. "Samuel M. Shortridge (id: S000380)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Samuel M. Shortridge at Find a Grave
|United States Senate|
James D. Phelan
|U.S. Senator (Class 3) from California
William Gibbs McAdoo