Representative Hamer Harold BUDGE

YEARS 1910-2003
OFFICE Representative
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 82nd (1951-1953), 83rd (1953-1955), 84th (1955-1957), 85th (1957-1959), 86th (1959-1961)

Representative Hamer Harold BUDGE Biography

BUDGE, Hamer Harold, a Representative from Idaho; born in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, November 21, 1910; attended the public schools of Boise, Idaho, and the College of Idaho at Caldwell 1928-1930; graduated from Stanford University in 1933; graduated from the law school of the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1936; lawyer, private practice; member of the Idaho state house of representatives, 1939-1941, and 1949; United States Navy, 1942-1945; United States Naval Reserve; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960; judge of the Third Judicial District of Idaho, 1961-1964; appointed to the Securities and Exchange Commission by President Johnson in 1964, became chairman in 1969, and served until his resignation, January 2, 1971; president, mutual funds group in Minneapolis, Minn., until 1978; died on July 22, 2003, in Scottsdale, Ariz.; interment in Cloverdale Cemetery, Boise, Idaho. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

University of Idaho Library Special Collections & Archives Moscow, ID Papers: ca. 1950s, 32 feet. Includes case files from Hamer Budge’s law office in Boise, Idaho. Idaho State Historical Society Boise, ID Papers: In the Howard R. Stinson Papers, 1952, 2 items. Includes a photocopy of a letter from Howard R. Stinson to Congressman Hamer H. Budge regarding water rights and the proposed Snake River Reclamation Project (H.R. 5743).


United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency. Nomination of Hamer H. Budge. Hearing before the Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate, Eighty-eighth Congress, second session, on the nomination of Hamer H. Budge to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1964.

Hamer Harold BUDGE Committee Assignments

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