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Richard L. Neuberger

(1912 - 1960)

Richard Lewis Neuberger was born in Multnomah County, near Portland, Oregon on December 26, 1912. He attended the public schools of Portland, Oregon and attended the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1935. Neuberger was an author and reporter; he worked as a correspondent for the New York Times (1939-1954).

He was a member of the State house of representatives in1941-1942. During the Second World War, Neuberger was commissioned a lieutenant and later a captain in the United States Army (1942-1945).

After the war, he served in the State senate (1949-1954) and was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate. He served from January 3, 1955, until his death in Portland on March 9, 1960.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Photo U.S. Senate Historical Office.