Thomas More STORKE, Congress, CA (1876-1971)

Senate Years of Service:

STORKE, Thomas More, a Senator from California; born in Santa Barbara, Calif., November 23, 1876; attended the public schools; graduated from Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., 1898; editor and publisher of Santa Barbara News-Press and its predecessors; rancher and citrus fruit grower; postmaster, Santa Barbara 1914-1921; appointed on November 9, 1938, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Gibbs McAdoo and served from November 9, 1938, to January 3, 1939; was not a candidate for election for the full term; resumed newspaper business; member, California Crime Commission 1951-1952; member of the board of regents of University of California 1955-1960; died in Santa Barbara, Calif., October 12, 1971; interment in Santa Barbara Cemetery.


Storke, Thomas. California Editor. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1958; Storke, Thomas. I Write for Freedom. Fresno: McNally and Loftin, 1963.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present