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Henry Dworshak is the answer for Trivia 547 a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: Died before it was finished
Tuesday: Worked in the print trade
Wednesday: Born in Minnesota
Thursday: Rotarian and Free Mason
Friday: World War I
Saturday: Elected as a Republican
Monday: Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Tuesday: More than one facility has his hame
Wednesday: He had a heart attack.
Thursday: Served 22 years in the House and Senate
Friday: Twice filled vacancies in the Congress when others died in office
Saturday: Never lived here, but his influenced changed Clearwater County for future years
Though he never lived in Clearwater County, Henry Charles Dworshak Jr.'s influence in the construction of Dworshak Dam has left a lasting legacy in this area.
He was born in Duluth, MN, Aug. 29, 1894 and attended public schools. He served during World War I as a sergeant in the Fourth Antiaircraft Machine Gun Battalion from 1918-1919. He was the manager of a printer's supply business from 1920-1924, then became the editor and publisher of the Burley Bulletin in Burley from 1924-1944. It was from there he was elected president of the Idaho Editorial Association in 1931 and was a prominent member of the American Legion and Rotary International. He also belonged to the Elks and was a Freemason.
While Dworshak was at the Burley Bulletin, he crossed paths with Robert Werner who was a reporter there. Werner later became the editor and publisher of the Clearwater Tribune in Orofino.
According to the Revolvy web site (https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Henry%20Dworshak) Dworshak ran for Congress in 1936 in Idaho's Second District, but lost to incumbent D. Worth Clark. Two years later, Clark ran for U.S. Senator and won, while Dworshak won the open House seat as a Republican. He was re-elected in 1940, 1942 and 1944. He won election to the U.S. Senate in 1946. He lost in the 1948 election to Bert H. Miller, but when Miller died of a heart attack in 1949, he was appointed as his successor. He won a special election in 1950 and was elected in 1954 and 1960.
He was influential in getting Congressional approval for the construction of Dworshak Dam. Both the dam and the federal mitigation fish hatchery bear his name. He died July 23, 1962 of a heart attack, before the dam which bears his name was constructed.
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