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Thomas M. Storke
He was editor and publisher of Santa Barbara News-Press and its predecessors; a rancher and citrus fruit grower; and postmaster of Santa Barbara from 1914 to 1921. He was appointed on November 9, 1938, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Gibbs McAdoo and served from November 9, 1938, to January 3, 1939. He was not a candidate for election for the full term.
He returned home and resumed working in the newspaper business. He was a member of the board of regents of University of California from 1955 until 1960.
He died in Santa Barbara and is buried in Santa Barbara Cemetery.
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