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Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 at Stonewall, Texas. He was the first child of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson, and had three sisters and a brother: Rebekah, Josefa, Sam Houston, and Lucia. In 1913, the Johnson family moved to nearby Johnson City, named for Lyndon''s forebears, and Lyndon entered first grade. On May 24, 1924 he graduated from Johnson City High School. He decided to forego higher education and moved to California with a few friends, where he pe...
George Corley Wallace Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician who served as the 45th Governor of Alabama for four terms. He is best remembered for his staunch segregationist and populist views. During his tenure, he promoted "low-grade industrial development, low taxes, and trade schools". He sought the United States presidency as a Democrat three times, and once as an American Independent Party candidate, unsuccessfully each time. Wallace notoriously opposed deseg...
Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. Raised in Bloomington, Illinois, Stevenson was a member of the Democratic Party. He served in numerous positions in the federal government during the 1930s and 1940s, including the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Federal Alcohol Administration, Department of the Navy, and the State Department. In 1945, he served on the committee that created the United Nations, and he was a me...
Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1968 presidential election, losing to Republican nominee Richard Nixon. Born in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota. At one point he helped run his ...
Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Lister Hill : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309740670 Senator Hill served in the House of Representatives from 1923 to 1938 and was in the Senate from 1938 to 1970. From the description of Lister Hill [sound recording] : an oral history / interviewed by Harlan B. Phillips, Jan.-June 1967. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 49322575 ...
Business executive and U.S. postmaster general 1933-1940. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122446088 James A. Farley was a Democratic party leader and a U.S. Postmaster General. From the description of James A. Farley letter, 1971 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122411243 Politician. From the description of Reminiscences of James Aloysius ...
Frank W. Boykin was a U.S. Representative from Alabama from his election in 1935 to the early 1960s. He was also a businessman involved with real estate development, timber, and naval stores. From the description of Papers, 1911-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122284922 ...
Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of John Sparkman : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481724 From the description of Reminiscences of John Sparkman : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513439 John Jackson Sparkman (b. Dec. 20, 1899, Morgan County, Ala.-d. Nov. 16, 1985, Huntsville, Ala.), U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Alabama, was ...
Marie Bankhead Owen, after the death of her husband Thomas McAdory Owen, became the Director of the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History. She retired in 1953 and during her tenure she was instrumental in having the Archives building constructed (1939). From the description of Family photographs, [18--]-[19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122548623 ...
Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...
James E. Folsom was born 1908 Oct. 9 to Joshua Marion and Eulala Cornelia Dunnavant Folsom in Farmer's Academy, Coffee County, Ala. When he was two the Folsom family moved to Elba. James E. was the sixth of seven children. Folsom attended public schools and attended both the University of Ala. and Howard College for short stints in the years 1927-1929. During the Depression Folsom worked in the Civil Works Administration, heading up the Marshall Co. office until 1934. He...
The 1860 Democratic National Convention was one of the crucial events in the lead-up to the American Civil War. The official Democratic national convention adjourned in deadlock without choosing a candidate for President. A resumed official convention nominated Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois for President and former Senator Herschel V. Johnson of Georgia for Vice President. A "rump" convention, primarily Southerners, nominated Vice President John C. Breckinridge for Presiden...
Murray A. Battles was a lawyer from Cullman, Ala., who became Governor James Folsom's legal advisor, and later Director of the Ala. Dept. of Industrial Relations in the 1950s. From the description of Papers, 1954-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122582115 ...
Authorities: 1901 Alabama Constitution, Art. V, Sec. 114, 115; Art. VII, 173; Amendment 282. 1975 Alabama Code, Sec. 2-1-1 to 2-31-19. Alabama Government Manual, 1982. Markely, Anne Ethelyn. Author Headings for the Official Publications of the State of Alabama. Chicago: ALA, 1948. The Department of Agriculture and Industries promotes agriculture and industries within the State and is required by law to administer and enforc...
Ellis Gibbs Arnall (1907- ), Georgia Governor (1943-1947). From the description of Ellis Gibbs Arnall oral history interview, 1971 July 24 and September 16. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38726976 From the description of Ellis Gibbs Arnall oral history interview, 1976 July 6. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38476301 From the description of Ellis Gibbs Arnall oral history interview, 1977 July 27. (Georgia State University). WorldCat r...
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...
Thomas LeRoy (1909-1991) was a Florida State Representative, Senator, and Governor (1935-1961) and served in several positions for various Florida and U.S. governmental agencies and national committees (1961-1989); during his years as governor, he worked to strengthen Florida's education system, created the first community colleges in the state, and promoted industry, agriculture and tourism through state sponsorship. From the description of LeRoy Collins Letters 1966-1968. (Florida ...
Reese was born in 1866 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Ala., to Warren S. and Mary Elmore Reese. He graduated from the University of Ala. in 1890, where he obtained an LL.B degree. In 1897 he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the middle district of Ala. and he served at that post for fourteen years. He married Esse Whitfield and they had one son, Warren S. Jr., and was an Episcopalian. After serving in WWI as a major, Reese was appointed as special attorney of the U.S. and prosecuted the first peon...
The TVA was created in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act creating a federal agency to develop the Tennessee Valley region, then suffering from soil depletion, flood damage, and economic depression. Fifty years later, over 30 electricity-producing dams controlled the Tennessee and its tributaries, and a navigation channel had been created from Paducah, Ky., to Knoxville, Tenn. In addition TVA had carried out programs to prevent pollution, improve forest and farm management, ...
Grover Cleveland Hall, Jr. was associate editor, editor, and editor in chief for the Montgomery Advertiser (Ala.) from 1947-1966. From the description of Papers, 1939-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122442065 ...
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...