Howard Buffett

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Howard H. Buffett
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Former U.S. Representative from Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District
From: January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
Predecessor Eugene O'Sullivan
Successor Roman Hruska
Former U.S. Representative from Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District
From: January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949
Predecessor Charles F. McLaughlin
Successor Eugene O'Sullivan
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Leila Stahl
Religion Presbyterian[1]

Howard Homan Buffett (August 13, 1903 – April 30, 1964) was a U.S. Representative from Nebraska from 1943–49 and again from 1951–53. He was known as a business-oriented conservative, being a member of the Old Right and Conservative Coalition. He was also the father of big businessman Warren Buffett.

Buffett was a member of the John Birch Society.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives

Buffett successfully ran for election to the United States House of Representatives from the second congressional district of Nebraska (covering the Omaha area) in 1942.[3] He won re-election in 1944[4] and 1946.[5] After losing narrowly losing in 1948,[6] he returned to the House in the 1950 midterm elections by a landslide.[7]

A strong conservative, Buffett's career was propelled by anti-New Deal sentiment in Nebraska. He opposed the Office of Price Administration after the end of World War II and called for its elimination due to its destructive impact on the U.S. economy. An isolationist who opposed foreign aid,[8] he supported Robert A. Taft for president in the 1952 election. Buffett reportedly elicited "0" ratings from the Americans for Democratic Action.[9] Buffet was often known to say regarding interventionism, "Our Christian ideals cannot be exported to other lands by dollars and guns."[10]

Quotes

The American people should have a free press and full information about the domestic-propaganda activities of their own Government.[11]
I warn you that politicians of both parties will oppose the restoration of gold, although they may outwardly seemingly favor it, unless you are willing to surrender your children and your country to galloping inflation, war and slavery then this cause demands your support. for if human liberty is to survive in America, we must win the battle to restore honest money. There is no more important challenge facing us than this issue -- the restoration of your freedom to secure gold in exchange for the fruits of your labors.[12]

See also

References

  1. Buena to Bufford. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved August 23, 2021.
  2. Klein, Phillip (September 20, 2011). Buffett's dad was the Ron Paul of his day. Washington Examiner via Internet Archive. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  3. NE - District 02 Race - Nov 03, 1942. Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  4. NE - District 02 Race - Nov 07, 1944. Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  5. NE - District 02 Race - Nov 05, 1946. Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  6. NE - District 02 Race - Nov 02, 1948. Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  7. NE - District 02 Race - Nov 07, 1950. Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  8. April 30, 1964. HOWARD BUFFETT, 60, AN EX‐CONGRESSMAN. The New York Times. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  9. Rothhard, Murray N. (August 1994). Life in the Old Right. LewRockwell.com. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  10. Rothbard, Murray N. (June 10, 2005) Confessions of a Right-Wing Liberal. Mises Institute. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  11. HISTORY Rep. Howard H. Buffett, Warren Buffett’s father, feared domestic VOA propaganda. BBG-USAGM Watch. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  12. Lubin, Gus (February 14, 2012). Tired Of Warren Buffett Trashing Gold? Here Are Some Quotes From His Gold-Loving Father. Business Insider. Retrieved May 24, 2021.

External links

  • Profile at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • Profile at Find a Grave
  • Biography at Mises Institute