Stanley, Augustus Owsley, 1867-1958

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A.O. Stanley was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky in 1867. He was elected to Congress from the Second Congressional District of Kentucky in 1902, and was re-elected for five successive terms. In 1915 he was elected governor of Kentucky, resigning in May, 1919, after being elected to the United States Senate. He was defeated for re-election to the Senate in 1924. In 1930 Herbert Hoover named him to the International Joint Commission, a post he held until 1954, serving as chairman of the United States Section from 1933 to his retirement. His chief activity in the House was in antitrust ligislation. He was chairman of the congressional committee investigating the United States Steel Corporation and is credited with being a principal draftsman of the Clayton Anti-Trust Act. He championed the cause of the tobacco growers in a dispute with the American Tobacco Company.

From the description of Augustus Owsley Stanley papers, 1844-1958, 1902-1958. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 14913421

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referencedIn James, Ollie M. (Ollie Murray), 1871-1918. Ollie Murray James papers, 1912-1916. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1919 : Black). Governor's official correspondence file - resignations, 1919. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn James, Ollie Murray, 1871-1918. Ollie Murray James : papers, 1903-1976. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Farris, George T., 1852-1934. George T. Farris papers, 1897-1934. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921. Henry Watterson : papers, 1856-1965 (bulk 1910-1919). The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Ernest C. Oberholtzer papers., 1854-[198-]. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1919 : Black). Governor's official correspondence file, 1919. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Page, Percy Sherman, 1897-1918. Papers, 1899-1941 1918-1930. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Withers, Garrett Lee, 1884-1953. Garrett Lee Withers papers, 1933-1953, 1949-1953 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Underwood, Thomas R. (Thomas Rust), 1898-1956. Thomas R. Underwood papers, 1896-1956, 1923-1935. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Henry Carter Adams Papers, 1964-1924 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Stanley, Augustus Owsley, 1867-1958. Augustus Owsley Stanley papers, 1844-1958, 1902-1958. University of Kentucky Libraries
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associatedWith Adams, Henry Carter, 1851-1921 person
associatedWith American Tobacco Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Breckinridge, John C., 1821-1875. person
associatedWith Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. person
associatedWith Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944. person
associatedWith Eisehnower, Dwight D., (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Farris, George T., 1852-1934. person
associatedWith International Joint Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith James, Ollie M. (Ollie Murray), 1871-1918. person
associatedWith James, Ollie Murray, 1871-1918. person
associatedWith Kentucky. Governor (1919 : Black) corporateBody
associatedWith Kentucky. Governor (1919 : Black) corporateBody
associatedWith Oberholtzer, Ernest C. (Ernest Carl), 1884-1977 person
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
associatedWith Page, Percy Sherman, 1897-1918. person
associatedWith Stanley, Amanda Owsley. person
associatedWith Stanley family, 1856-1951. family
associatedWith Stanley, Sue Soaper. person
associatedWith Stewart, Cora Wilson, 1875-1958. person
associatedWith Underwood, Thomas R. (Thomas Rust), 1898-1956. person
associatedWith United States Steel Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
associatedWith Withers, Garrett Lee, 1884-1953. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Elections
Steel industry and trade
Prohibition
Tobacco
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Governors
Legislators
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Birth 1867-05-21

Death 1958-08-12

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