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The State Democratic Executive Committee, established in the 1800s, provides the infrastructure for the Democratic Party in Alabama. The committee consists of elected representatives from each county, as well as several committeemen elected from the state at large, each serving a four year term. The chairman, who presides over the committee, is elected from among the committee membership and also serves a four year term. The committee is responsible for promoting and exe...
McCorvey, a former Alabama state Democratic executive committee chairman, is probably best known as one of the leaders of the Dixiecrat revolt of 1948. He was also heavily involved with the passage of the Boswell Amendment in 1945. Used selectively as a means to disfranchise blacks and poor whites, that amendment to the Alabama constitution required voters to interpret and explain any section of the U.S. Constitution. It was later declared unconstitutional by a Federal district court. ...
Hugo LaFayette Black (1886-1971) was a judge for the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 12, 1937; confirmed by the Senate on August 17, 1937; and received his commission on August 18, 1937. He assumed senior status on September 17, 1971, but his service was terminated soon thereafter, with his death on September 25, 1971. From the description of Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). n...
Resident of Bucyrus, Ohio and later Erie, Mich.; served with 64th Ohio Volunteers during the Civil War. From the description of Silas Sweeney Mallory collection, 1861-1866. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 70972362 From the description of Silas Sweeney Mallory collection, 1861-1866. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 54450060 ...
Samuel Engelhardt, a farmer and merchant in Macon County (Ala.), was a prominent Alabama politician who served in the State House of Representatives from 1950-1954 and in the State Senate from 1954-1958. From 1959 to 1963, Engelhardt served as chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama as well as Highway Department director for Governor John Patterson. In 1962, Engelhardt ran for governor, but he lost in the Democratic Primary to George C. Wallace. From the description...
Smith served as New York State Governor from 1924 to 1928. In 1928 he ran an unsuccessful campaign for President of the United States. From the description of Papers, 1919-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486885 Political leader in New York State. Smith was Governor of New York, 1918-1920, 1922-1928. From the description of Papers, 1897-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155489733 ...
Walter Lawrence Bragg, son of P.N. and Martha W. Bragg, was born in Lowdnes County, Alabam, on 25 February 1838. When he was four, the family moved to Ouachita County, Arkansas, and grew up there. He graduated from Harvard in 1858 and practiced law in Camden, Arkansas. He rose to the rank of captain in the Army of Tennessee during the Civil War, after which he settled in Marion, Alabama. In 1871, he moved to Montgomery. Bragg's political career began in 1874, when he was...
Incorporated in Maine in 1907, the Telepost Company was an independent telegraph company using the rapid system of telegraphy invented by Patrick B. Delaney. The company operated between Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville and other cities in the west. Rates were a quarter for 25 words and a nickel for each additional 10 words when the message was delivered by messenger; and 50 words for a quarter when the message was sent by wire and delivered to the post office in a sealed envelop. Th...
Democratic National Convention (DNC) was held in Denver, Colo., August 25-28, 2008. Barack Obama and Joe Biden were selected as the presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the democratic party. From the description of Democratic National Convention records, 2008 August 25-28 [manuscript]. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 406500469 ...
John Raskob was born in Lockport, N.Y. on March 19, 1879. He was educated in the area's public schools and after holding a number of positions as a stenographer and secretary went to work for The Johnson Company of Lorain, Ohio, in August 1900. The Johnson Company had been recently purchased by Pierre S. du Pont. Two years later he became Pierre S. du Pont's private secretary, and when du Pont became treasurer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. on March 4, 1904, Raskob became his ...
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,...
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 ...
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...