Papers of Drew Pearson. Files from the Merry-Go-Round Farm.

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Papers of Drew Pearson. Files from the Merry-Go-Round Farm, 1919-1969

Papers of Drew Pearson. Files from the Merry-Go-Round Farm.

1919-1969

This series contains materials that Drew Pearson created or collected during his career as a newspaper columnist, television and radio broadcaster, and lecturer. The materials relate to political, economic and social topics in both U.S. domestic and foreign affairs. Subjects concerning domestic affairs pertain to actions of the U.S. Federal and state governments, including those of former U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower; activities of cabinet members, executive departments, executive department officers and staff, state governors, the U.S. Congress and its members, and the U.S. Supreme Court and Supreme Court justices. Domestic policy subjects also include prohibition, the New Deal and other programs proposed to ameliorate the Great Depression, education, housing, Social Security, immigration, religion, communism and McCarthyism, the China Lobby, the Ku Klux Klan, atomic energy, U.S. armed forces and veterans, civil aviation, juvenile delinquency, crime, wiretapping, agriculture, corporations, labor unions, antitrust issues, trade, political conventions and political scandals.

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Graham, Katharine, 1917-2001

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Publisher and author. From the description of Papers of Katharine Graham. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71073529 Katharine Graham (1917-2001) was a newspaper publisher and executive with the Washington Post Company. She was on the editorial staff at the Washington Post from 1939 to 1945, was a member of the Sunday circulation and editorial departments from 1969 to 1979, served as president of the Washington Post Company from 1963 to 1973, chairman of the board from 1973 to ...

Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-

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Government official and businessman. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Mattie U. Russell, 1976 Sept. 22. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 26997249 James Edwin Webb (1906-1992), lawyer and government official, was the Director of the Bureau of the Budget from 1946 to 1949, Under Secretary of State from 1949 to 1952, and Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from 1961 to 1968. From the description of We...

Hoffman, Anna Rosenberg, 1902-1983

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An expert on labor mediation and welfare services, Hoffman, a Hungarian immigrant, founded her own consulting firm in 1924 and became an advisor to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, N.Y. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, and N.Y. Governor Herbert Lehman. She served as regional director for the National Recovery Administration (1935) and the Social Security Board (1936-1943) during the New Deal; on the Retraining and Reemployment Administration (1941-1945), War Manpower Commission (1942-1945), and Off...

Earle, George Howard, 1890-1974

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Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970

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Author and social activist. Mrs. Eugene Meyer, died 1970. From the description of Papers of Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer, 1907-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072116 Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer, journalist, author, and lecturer, met the French writer and diplomat Paul Claudel early in his term as ambassador to the United States, 1927-1933. Their friendship continued after Claudel's return to Europe in 1933 and lasted until his death in 1955. From the descri...

Jones, Robert F. (Robert Franklin), 1907-1968

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Warren, Earl, 1891-1974

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Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. From the description of Earl Warren papers, 1864-1974 (bulk 1953-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982564 Biographical Note 1891, May 19 Born, Los Angeles, Calif. 1912 B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Calif. ...

Kleberg, Richard M. (Richard Mifflin), 1887-1955

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Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Sr. (1887-1955) was a U.S. Representative from Texas, serving from November 24, 1931 to January 3, 1945. He was also a rancher, serving as chairman of the board of the King Ranch Corporation in Kingsville, Texas at the time of his death in 1955. From the description of Kleberg, Richard M. (Richard Mifflin), 1887-1955 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10609709 ...

Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 (Spirit)

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German chancellor and Führer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Munich, to Frau Schwarz, 1940 Jul. 27. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 78912366 Hitler was leader of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party (1920-1921) and chancellor and Führer of Germany (1933-1945). From the guide to the Adolf Hitler collection of calligraphic poems, 1923 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Found i...

Reynolds, Robert Rice, 1884-1963

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Tito, Josip Broz, 1892-1980

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Lewis, Fulton, 1903-1966

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Fulton Lewis, Jr. (1903-1966) was an American television and radio commentator and columnist. Born in Washington, D.C.. April 30, 1903 to Fulton and Elizabeth Lewis, he was educated at Western High School, Washington, D.C., and attended the University of Virginia. On June 28, 1930, he married Alice Huston. Fulton Lewis began his career as a reporter for the Washington Herald in 1924, where he later became the city editor. He worked with the Washington Bureau, Universal S...

Smith, Gerald L. K. (Gerald Lyman Kenneth), 1898-1976

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Founder of the America First Party, head of the Christian Nationalist Crusade, and outspoken antisemite. From the description of Gerald L.K. Smith papers, 1922-1976. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418952 Minister and political agitator; d. 1976. From the description of Gerald L.K. Smith publications, 1950s-1977. (Arkansas History Commission). WorldCat record id: 234380142 Smith (1898-1976) was a minister, publisher, and political crusade...

Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948), called Mahatma Gandhi, was the charismatic leader who brought the cause of India's independence from British colonial rule to world attention. His philosophy of non-violence, for which he coined the term satyagraha, influenced both nationalist and international movements for peaceful change. Gandhi's principle of satyagraha (from Sanskrit satya: truth, and graha: grasp/hold), often translated as "way of truth" or "pursui...

Lewis, John L. (John Llewellyn), 1880-1969

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John L. Lewis was born in Lucas, Iowa in 1880. From 1917 until his death in 1969 he served the United Mine Workers of America, acting as its president from 1920 to 1960. Lewis led in the establishment of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and served as CIO president until his resignation from that post in 1940. From the description of Papers, 1879-1969. [microform] (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64091529 From its founding in 1935 until 1942, the hist...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

George II, King of the Hellenes, 1890-1947

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Fish, Hamilton, 1888-1991

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Republican Party politician in New York State, and member of United States House of Representatives, 1920-1945. From the description of Correspondence, 1921-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122346649 Republican politician, member of Congress. Fish's ancestors included his great-grandfather Nicholas Fish (1758-1833), his grandfather Hamilton Fish (1808-1893), and his father Hamilton Fish (1849-1936). From the description of Papers, 171...

Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945

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George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a general of the United States Army who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the United States Army Central in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Born in 1885, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute and the United States Military Academy at West Point. He studied fencing and designed the M1913 Cavalry Saber, more commonly known ...

Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954

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P. S. du Pont was president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. from 1915 to 1919 and chairman of the board from 1919 to 1940. He was also president of General Motors (1920-1923) and chairman (1920-1929), as well as a member of many other major corporate boards. He was also an avid collector of documents on the early history of the Du Pont family and company. From the description of The P. S. du Pont Office Collection, 1749-1939. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 16...

Welles, Sumner, 1892-1961

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Benjamin Sumner Welles (1892-1961) graduated from Harvard University in 1914 and began his diplomatic career in 1915 as Secretary of the United States Embassy in Tokyo. From 1917 to 1919 he served in a similar post in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was Assistant Chief of the Latin American Affairs Division of the Department of State from 1920 to 1921, and Chief of the Division from 1921 to 1922. From 1922 to 1925, he was Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary to the Dominican Republic, an...

McReynolds, James Clark, 1862-1946

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Born in Kentucky. Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1882, law degree from the University of Virginia in 1884. Private law practice in Nashville until 1903; Justice Department posts including Attorney General until appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1914. From the description of Papers, 1819-1967. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 20501964 McReynolds practiced law in Nashville Tennessee, and served as U.S. Attorney General (1913-1914) and Assoc...

Tydings, Millard E. (Millard Evelyn), 1890-1961

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United States Senator, military officer, lawyer, and state legislator. Senator Tydings was best known for his efforts to counter Joseph McCarthy and for his involvement in the rehabilitation and independence of the Philippine Islands. From the description of Papers of Millard E. Tydings, 1881-1962. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 19783805 Millard Evelyn Tydings was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, on April 6, 189...

Morrison, James H. (James Hobson), 1908-2000

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Hiss, Alger.

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Alger Hiss was born in Baltimore in 1904, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1929, where he was a protege of Felix Frankfurter. He worked in several departments of Franklin Delano Roosevelt 's New Deal administration before joining the Department of State in 1936. He accompanied Roosevelt to the conference at Yalta and served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco in 1945. Hiss left the State Department in 19...

O'Daniel, W. Lee (Wilbert Lee), 1890-1969

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Politician and businessman Wilbert Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel (1890-1969) was born in Malta, Ohio, one of two children of William Barnes and Alice Ann (Thompson) O’Daniel. Following his father’s death, shortly after O’Daniel’s birth, his mother remarried and moved the family to Reno County, Kansas. A 1908 graduate of Salt City Business College, O’Daniel became a stenographer and bookkeeper for a flour milling company. In 1917, he married Merle Estella Butcher, with whom he had three child...

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

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Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...

Hunt, Lester C. (Lester Calloway), 1892-1954

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Governor of Wyoming, 1943-1949; U.S. senator from Wyoming. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1948-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862377 Lester Calloway Hunt, Wyoming governor and United States senator, was born in Isabel, Illinois, in 1892. Hunt earned a D.D.S. in 1917 from St. Louis University and established a dental practice in Lander, Wyoming, in 1919. Hunt continued to practice dentistry until 1934. Hun...

Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002

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Herman E. Talmadge (1913- ), Georgia Governor (1947-1955) and U.S. Senator (1956-1980), born near McRae, Georgia. From the description of Herman E. Talmadge senatorial papers, 1945-1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477028 Herman E. Talmadge (1913- ), Georgia Governor (1947-1955) and United States Senator (1956-1980) born near McRae, Georgia. T. Rogers Wade served as administrative assistant, fund raiser, and chairman of the 1980 U.S. senatorial campaign for Senator Talm...

Sokolsky, George E. (George Ephraim), 1893-1962

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Columnist, author, lecturer. From the description of Manuscripts, 1919-1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122589775 American journalist, newspaper columnist and radio commentator; editor, Far Eastern Review, 1927-1930; director, American Jewish League against Communism, 1948-1962. From the description of George E. Sokolsky papers, 1916-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868998 Author, columnist. From...

Vaughan, Harry H., 1893-1981

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Harry H. Vaughan (b. 1893-d. 1981), Major General in the U.S. Army, served as military aide to the Vice-President in 1945 and to the President of the United States from 1945 to 1953. He retired from Army service in 1953. From the description of Vaughan, Harry H., 1893-1981 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10572649 Army officer. From the description of Papers, ca. 1918-1973 (bulk1942-1945). (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70...

Jones, Jesse H. (Jesse Holman), 1874-1956

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Builder, financier, statesman, and publisher of the Houston Chronicle. From the description of Jones, Jesse Holman, papers, 1880-1965. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23285513 U.S. secretary of commerce and financier. From the description of Papers of Jesse H. Jones, 1916-1960 (bulk 1926-1945). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81653217 Biographical Note ...

Townsend, Francis E. (Francis Everett), 1867-1960

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Brookline, Massachusetts. John Kennedy, the second of nine children, attended Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-36), Harvard College (1936-40), and Stanford Business School (1941). In 1940, he published a book based on his senior thesis entitled "Why England Slept." The book criticized British policy of Appeasement. In 1941, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. In August 1943, Kenn...

Norris, George William, 1861-1944

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U.S. representative and senator from Nebraska. From the description of Papers of George W. Norris, 1884-1944 (bulk 1893-1944). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81101513 ...

Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955

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Cordell Hull was a Tennessee state representative (1893-1897), a judge of the fifth judicial circuit of Tennessee (1903-1906), U.S. Representative for Tennessee (1907-1921, 1923-1931), chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee (1921-1924), U.S. Senator for Tennessee (1931-1933), Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1944), and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945. From the description of Cordell Hull letter, 1941 Dec. 12. (Loui...

Shipstead, Henrik, 1881-1960

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U. S. Senator from Minnesota. From the description of Speech and article of Henrik Shipstead [manuscript], 1932. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647959046 ...

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

Ford, Henry, 1863-1947

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Industrialist and philanthropist Henry Ford, born July 30, 1863, grew up on a farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan. Mechanically inclined from an early age, he worked in Detroit machine shops as a young man and became an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company in 1891. Henry and Clara Jane Bryant, married in 1888, had one child, Edsel, born in 1893. In that same year, Henry tested his first internal combustion engine, and by 1896 completed his first car, the Quadricycle. Ford partnered in ...

Pauley, Edwin W. (Edwin Wendell), 1903-

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Political leader. From the description of Reminiscences of Edwin Wendell Pauley : transcript, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309726158 Edwin Wendell Pauley was born in 1903 to Elbert L. Pauley and Ellen Van Petten. He received his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley in 1923 and soon thereafter began a successful career as an oilman. In 1940 Pauley served as a member of the University...

Chambers, Whittaker

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Epithet: editor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0001f6 ...

Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946

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Four page letter written by Harlan Fiske Stone to Judge Groner. Stone describes his vacation in Franconia, NH and compares it with an earlier vacation spent in Colorado Springs, CO. From the description of Letter : Peckett's On-Sugar-Hill, Franconia, NH to Judge Groner, 1943 August 16. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 31855921 U.S. attorney general, associate and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and educator. From the description of Harlan F...