George Wilson "Molly" Malone (1890 - 1961)

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Birthplace: Fredonia, Wilson, KS, USA
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Malone

George Wilson (Molly) Malone (August 7, 1890 - May 19, 1961) was an American civil engineer and Republican politician.


Biography


Malone was born in Fredonia, Kansas. As a young man he moved to Reno, Nevada and worked as a civil and hydraulic engineer there while attending the University of Nevada, Reno.


Military service


Malone graduated from college in 1917, and he enlisted in the military when the United States entered World War I. At first he served in the artillery, but he eventually became a regimental intelligence officer and served in England and France until 1919.


Civilian career


Malone then returned to work in engineering. He served as the state engineer of Nevada from 1927 to 1935.


Political career


Malone entered politics in 1934 when he made his first attempt to be elected to the United States Senate from Nevada. He was defeated by the Democratic incumbent Key Pittman, receiving 33 percent of the vote. During World War II Malone worked for the Senate as an engineering consultant on war materials. Malone ran again for a seat in the United States Senate in 1944, this time against Democratic incumbent Pat McCarran. Malone was defeated again, receiving 41 percent of the vote.


Malone successfully campaigned for a seat in the Senate in 1946. He defeated the Democratic candidate, former senator Berkeley L. Bunker, receiving 55 percent of the vote. Malone was reelected to the Senate in 1952, receiving 51 percent of the vote. He was defeated for reelection in 1958 by Democrat Howard W. Cannon, receiving 42 percent of the vote. He served in the Senate from 1947 to 1959.


Famous quote by Malone during a Senate speech:


The Banking System


"I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the past 49 years, they would move on Washington, they would not wait for an election....It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States". Senator George W Malone, 1957.


Retirement


Malone continued to live in Washington, D.C. until his death, working as an engineering consultant. He made a final political campaign in 1960, for a seat in the United States House of Representatives from Nevada, but was defeated. Malone is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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George W. Malone, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1890
August 7, 1890
Fredonia, Wilson, KS, USA
1961
May 19, 1961
Age 70
Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA