Legislative tracking files, 1943-1945.


Legislative tracking files, 1943-1945.

The Governor is the chief executive of the state whose function is to administer the laws of the state. One of the activities used to accomplish this function is the monitoring of bills being considered for passage by the state legislature. This series consists of correspondence, telegrams, newspaper clippings, petitions, resolutions, reports, and bills regarding pending legislation in which the Governor was interested. The records contain the Governor's messages to the legislature and reports to the Governor on the legislature's activity in regard to specific legislation. There is correspondnence between the governor and individual legislators. The records of Governor Sparks also contain reports, minutes, and newspaper clippings documenting the activities and decisions of various interim committees. George Bliss Jones, the Governor's secretary, coordinated much of the correspondence. This series also contains correspondence from constituents voicing their opinion for or against a specific bill. In addition to the usual legislation regarding, old age pensions, and education, the legislature considered bills concerning agriculture, public health, social welfare, and the poll tax. There is a considerable amount of material pertaining to the Income Tax Amendment that was defeated in the 1945 election. Among the agencies that were created by acts of the Alabama legislature were the Department of Labor, the Alabama Aviation Commission, the War Emergency Council, and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Correspondents include U.S. Representatives from Alabama Carter Manasco, Frank W. Boykin, Joe Starnes, Pete Jarman, George Grant, and John Newsome; and Senators Lister Hill and John H. Bankhead.

7.5 cubic ft. (7 records center cartons and 1 archives box).

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Hill, J. Lister (Joseph Lister), 1894-1984

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Joseph Lister Hill (December 29, 1894 – December 20, 1984) was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Alabama in the U.S. Congress for more than forty-five years, as both a U.S. Representative (1923–1938) and a U.S. Senator (1938–1969). During his Senate career he was active on health-related issues, and served as Senate Majority Whip (1941–47), and Hill also served as the Chair of the Senate Labor Committee. At the time of his retirement, Hill was the fourth-mo...

Jones, George Bliss.

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Bankhead, John Hollis, 1872-1946

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U.S. senator from Alabama. From the description of Letter, 1932 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974791 Bankhead was born 1872 July 2 to John H. and Tallulah Brockman Bankhead at Moscow, Lamar Co., Ala. He graduated from the University of Ala. with a B.A. in 1891 as president of his class. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1893 with a Bachelor of Laws, again as president of his class. That same year he began practicing law in Jasper,...

Grant, George Alexander, 1891-1964

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Starnes, Joe, 1895-1962.

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Alabama. Governor (1943-1947 : Sparks)

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Newsome, John P.

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Sparks, Chauncey, 1884-1968

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Chauncey Sparks was a prominent public figure who served in a variety of positions in Alabama, including Barbour County inferior court judge, Eufaula city attorney, and Alabama Department of Archives and History trustee. He also served in the Alabama state legislature, and from 1943 to 1947, he was governor of the state. From the description of Papers, [190-?]-[196-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122388466 ...

Boykin, Frank W. (Frank William), 1885-1969

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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 ...

Alabama War Emergency Council.

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Alabama. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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Manasco, Carter, b1902- .

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Jarman, Peterson Bryant, 1892-1955

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Pete Jarman was born in Greensboro, Ala. in 1892 and was a veteran of World War I. He served the State of Ala. in a variety of public offices including Assistant State Examiner of Accounts (1919-1930), Secretary of State (1931-1934), Assistant State Comptroller (1935-1936) and as a member ot the State Democratic Executive Committee (1922-1930). He also served as a U.S. House Representative (1937-1949) and as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia (1949-1953). He died in Washington, D.C. in 1955. ...

Alabama Aviation Commission

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Alabama. Department of Labor

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