Glen Taylor was a singing cowboy who worked as a country musician, construction worker, on sheet metal and as a carpenter.
He ran for Congress and lost in 1938, 1940, 1942, 1954 and 1956.
But he won a seat in the Senate in 1944 as a progressive democrat from Idaho. He was also the Progressive Party’s nominee for vice president in 1948.
He lost in his party’s 1950 primary after being called a communist.
In his farewell address for his one Senate term he described his political approach: “At one time, I stated on the floor of the Senate that I was going to vote my convictions, as though I never expected to come back. All I can say now is that I did vote my convictions and I did not come back.”
An observation true for today!