Two Oregon Senators, Maurine Neuberger and Wayne Morse taking a walk with John F. Kennedy
Senator Neuberger was born in Cloverdale, Oregon. She was a teacher in the Oregon public schools between 1932-1944 and met Richard Neuberger and married him in 1945. After her husbands time in the service he was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 1948. Maurine entered politics in 1950 when she was elected to the Oregon State House of Representatives and served until 1955. Richard was elected to the United States Senate in 1954. He passed away from cancer in 1960. Maureen then won a special election as the Democratic candidate to fill the vacancy. She served until 1967. Her activities in government included health issues and the status of women which was a break out issue in the early sixties. Neuberger was a close friend of the Kennedy family. She died at age 93 in 2000.
Holman was a one term Senator from Oregon who was originally a staunch Republican isolationist who later soften his views against WWII. He was one of the many names who were mentioned to run against FDR. However those isolationist finally settled their support for Robert Taft which effectively ended Holman's aspirations.
After his defeat to Wayne Morse in 1944, he returned to private life and never sought office again. Holman managed Portland Box and Paper Co. He died in Portland-1959.