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Ernest McFarland
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Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
In office
January 1, 1968 – December 31, 1968
Preceded by Charles C. Bernstein
Succeeded by Jesse Addison Udall
Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
In office
January 4, 1965 – January 4, 1971
Preceded by Edward W. Scruggs
Succeeded by James Duke Cameron
10th Governor of Arizona
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 5, 1959
Preceded by John Howard Pyle
Succeeded by Paul Fannin
Senate Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
Deputy Lyndon Johnson
Preceded by Scott W. Lucas
Succeeded by Robert A. Taft
Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
Preceded by Scott W. Lucas
Succeeded by Lyndon B. Johnson
United States Senator
from Arizona
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1953
Preceded by Henry F. Ashurst
Succeeded by Barry Goldwater
Personal details
Born
Ernest William McFarland

(1894-10-09)October 9, 1894
Earlsboro, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died June 8, 1984(1984-06-08) (aged 89)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Resting place Greenwood/Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery
Phoenix, Arizona
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Clare Collins
(m. 1926; died 1930)

Eveland Smith (m. 1939)
Education East Central University
University of Oklahoma (BA)
Stanford University (JD, MA)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1917–1919
Battles/wars World War I

Ernest William "Mac" McFarland (October 9, 1894 – June 8, 1984) was an American politician. He is the only Arizonan to serve in the highest office in all three branches of Arizona government, two at the state level, one at the federal level.

He was a Democratic Senator from Arizona from 1941 to 1953 (Majority Leader from 1951 to 1953) before he was the tenth governor of Arizona from 1955 to 1959. Finally, McFarland sat as Chief Justice on the Arizona Supreme Court in 1968.

  • Also see McFarland biography by historian James Elton McMillian, Jr., published by Sharlot Hall Museum Press, Prescott, Arizona.

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