Samuel W. Reynolds

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Samuel Williams Reynolds
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United States Senator
from Nebraska
In office
July 3, 1954 – November 7, 1954
Appointed by Robert B. Crosby
Preceded by Hugh A. Butler
Succeeded by Roman Hruska
Personal details
Born (1890-08-11)August 11, 1890
Omaha, Nebraska
Died March 20, 1988(1988-03-20) (aged 97)
Omaha, Nebraska
Political party Republican

Samuel Williams Reynolds (August 11, 1890 – March 20, 1988) was a Republican United States Senator from Nebraska.


Reynolds was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 11, 1890. In 1908, he engaged in the Omaha wholesale coal business.

During World War I, Reynolds served in the Air Service. He later became a colonel and served as the director of the Army Specialist Corps in Omaha from 1942 to 1943. He was a delegate to the 1936 Republican National Convention.

In 1954, Reynolds was appointed by Governor Robert B. Crosby to the United States Senate to fill the open seat caused by the death of Hugh Butler. He declined to run for the office that year and resumed selling coal. He subsequently became a member of the Omaha City Council from 1957 to 1958.

Reynolds lived in Omaha until his death in 1988. He was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.


  1. "Reynolds, Samuel Williams". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved January 11, 2006. 
  2. "Reynolds, Samuel Williams". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 11, 2006. 

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Hugh Butler
United States Senator from Nebraska (Class 1)
July 3, 1954 – November 7, 1954
Succeeded by
Roman Hruska
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Stephen Young
Oldest living U.S. Senator
December 1, 1984 – March 20, 1988
Succeeded by
Gladys Pyle