Papers of Harry Flood Byrd [manuscript] 1911-65.

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Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966. Papers of Harry Flood Byrd [manuscript] 1911-65.

Papers of Harry Flood Byrd [manuscript] 1911-65.

Business papers range from 1914-1965 and consist chiefly of correspondence, bills & receipts regarding Byrd's apple orchards, with some material on Northern Virginia newspapers he published, and Cuban business interests. Virginia political papers, 1911-32, describe the organization of the Byrd machine but do not contain gubernatorial files. U.S. senatorial papers, 1933-65, still deal chiefly with Byrd's interest in Virginia politics though material on national interests is present. Complementing the political correspondence are appointment books, magazine articles, newsclippings, constituent's mail, 1957 & 1960-65, voting records, 1933-65, speeches of Byrd and others, public statements & press releases, scrap-books and political cartoons. Family papers contain correspondence and some business and legal papers of Richard Evelyn Byrds, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Harry Flood Byrd, and Henry Delaware Flood. Topics of interest include the Democratic Party, Natinal Committee and the Democratic Party, Virginia, State Central Committee, Byrd's 1925 gubernatorial campaign, the Democratic National conventions, 1932, 40, & 52, the Agricultural Adjustment Act, 1934, poll taxes, Virginia election laws & Virginia elections, the 1952, 58 & 64 senatorial campaigns, the 1965 Civil Rights Act, Virginia highways, drought relief, 1931, the Alfalfa Club, appointments & other patronage for constituents, Byrd family genealogy, school desegregation, massive resistance, fiscal conservatism, local Virginia politics, the Bricker amendment & isolationism, and the Republican campaigns of 1952 & 56. Correspondents include Watkins Moorman Abbitt, Edwin Anderson Alderman, James Lindsay Almond, T. Coleman Andrews, Alben Williams Barkley, A.D. Barksdale, John Stewart Battle, William S. Battle, Ezra Taft Benson, Lloyd C. Bird, Armistead Lloyd Boothe, Claude Gernade Bowers, Louis Brownlow, David Tennant Bryan, Robert Young Button, James Cannon, Lenoir Chambers, Albert Benjamin Chander, Everett Randolph Combs, Thomas Terry Connally, Virginius Dabney, Theodore Roosevelt Dalton, Josephus Daniels, Colgate Whitehead Darden, Collins Denny, Everett McKinley Dirkson, E. Griffity Dodson, Clifford Dowdey, James Oliver Eastland, Cyrus Eaton, Dwight David Eisenhower, Pres. U.S., James Aloysius Farley, Junius Rodes Fishburne, Hiran Leong Fong, Douglas Southall Freeman, Carter Glass, Mills Edwin Godwin, Barry Morris Goldwater, Charles Johnston Harkrader, Burr Powell Harrison, Carl Trumbull Hayden, Herbert Clark Hoover, Pres. U.S., John Edgar Hoover, Cordell Hull, Louis Isaac Jaffé, Lyndon Baines Johnson, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Pres. U.S., Robert Francis Kennedy, James Jackson Kilpatrick, Arthur Krock, John Llewellyn Lewis, Walter Lippman, Henry Cabot Lodge, George Walter Mapp, Michael Joseph Mansfield, Thomas Staples Martin, Lucy Randolph Mason, George Meany, Francis Pickens Miller, Edmund Sixtus Muskie, Richard Milhous Nixon, Pres. U.S., John Paul, Drew Pearson, George Campbell Peery, Gifford Pinchot, John Garland Pollard, Sam Rayburn, Absolam Willis Robertson, John Davison Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Richard Brevard Russell, Leverett Saltonstall, Fred Otto Seibel, Campbell Bascom Slemp, Sidney F. Small, George Armistead Smathers, Howard Worth Smith, Margaret Chase Smith, Louis Spilman, John Cornelius Stennis, Claude Augustus Swanson, George Frederick Switzer, William Stuart Swmington, Herman Eugene Talmadge, James Strom Thurmond, Elbert Lee Trinkle, Harry S. Truman, William Munford Tuck, Millard E. Tydings, Arthur Hendrik Vandenburg, Henry Agard Wallace, Burton Kendall Wheeler, Landon Wyatt, William T. Reed, & Fred Weiser.

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Peery, George C. (George Campbell), 1873-1952

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Born in Cedar Bluff, Tazewell County, Virginia on 28 October 1873. Graduate of Emory and Henry College (1894); Washington and Lee University law school (1897); member of U.S. House of Representatives (1923-1929); governor of Virginia (1934-1938). Died in Richlands, Virginia on 14 October 1952. Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell County, Virginia. From the description of Papers, 1899-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122465170 ...

Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.)

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Democratic Party (Va.). State Central Committee

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Harkrader, Charles Johnson, 1885-

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Switzer, G. Fred (George Fred), 1903-1974

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Democratic National Committeeman from Virginia. From the description of Papers of George Frederick Switzer [manuscript], 1930-1965. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647872759 ...

Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.)

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Alfalfa Club.

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Bird, Lloyd C., 1895-

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Bowers, Claude Gernade, 1879-1958

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Bowers was an American historian and columnist, editorial writer for the New York World from 1923-1931. From the description of Claude Gernade Bowers letter : to E.H. Woodruff, 1929 Sept. 10. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936742 Claude G. Bowers was a noted author, historian, and U.S. ambassador. From the description of Letters, 1954. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 21126171 Ambassador. From the...

Smathers, George A. (George Armistead), 1913-2007

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George Armistead Smathers (b. Nov. 14, 1913, Atlantic City, N.J.-d. Jan. 20, 2007, Indian Creek Village, Fla.), a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Florida, graduated from the University of Florida law school in 1938. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945. He was elected as a Democrat to two terms in the Congress, serving from 1947 to 1951, and was elected to the Senate, serving three terms from 1951 to 1969. From the description of Smathers...

Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960

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Epithet: philanthropist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000698.0x000032 Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system,...

Bryan, D. Tennant (David Tennant), 1906-1998

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Pollard, John Garland, 1871-1937

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Governor of Virginia. From the description of Typed letter signed : Richmond, Va., to Mrs. Robert M. Littlejohn, 1933 May 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858090 John Garland Pollard was a Richmond, Va. lawyer who served in the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1901-2, was Virginia's attorney-general, a member of the Federal Trade Commission, dean of the Marshall-Wythe School of Government and Citizenship at the College of William and Mary, mayor of Williamsburg, Va...

Battle, William Smith, 1823-1915

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Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961

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Born in Tennessee in 1882, Rayburn moved to Fannin County, Texas, in 1887. In 1906, he left teaching for politics. He served as a Texas legislator from 1906 to 1912, when he was elected to the United States Congress. He was elected House majority leader, Democratic Party, in 1937, holding that position until 1940 when he was named speaker of the House. He continued in that office until his death in 1961, except for two periods of Republican control when he served as minority leader....

Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986

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Joseph M. Howorth practiced law in Greenville, Mississippi with his wife. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Lucy Somerville Howorth to the Board of Veterans Appeals, and her husband accompanied her to Washington, DC. In 1954, the couple returned to Mississippi and established a law practice together in Cleveland. Joseph M. Howorth died in 1980. James Oliver Eastland was born on 28 November 1904 in Doddsville, Mississippi. He attended the University of Mi...

Trinkle, E. Lee (Elbert Lee), 1876-1939

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George Walter Mapp was born on 25 May 1873 to parents, Dr. John E. Mapp and Margaret Benson (LeCato) Mapp. In 1891, he received a degree of licentiate from the College of William and Mary. This qualified him to teach at the college while studying for a bachelor of arts degree. Upon graduation, he taught at Hagsett Military Academy in Danville, Kentucky. While at Hagsett, he attended classes at Centre College, Kentucky, graduating with a law degree in 1897. Following grad...

Smith, Howard Worth, 1883-1976

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Mills Edwin Godwin, Jr., was born November 19, 1914, at Chuckatuck in Nansemond County, now the City of Suffolk, Virginia. He completed public school and attended the college of William and Mary. He obtained his degree in law from the University of Virginia in 1938. Honorary doctorate degrees have been awarded him by Elon College, Roanoke College, Elmira College, the College of William and Mary, Washington and Lee University, Hampden-Sydney College, the University of Ric...

Mason, Lucy Randolph, 1882-1959

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Public relations representative in the South for the Congress of Industrial Organizations and resident of Richmond, Va., and Atlanta, Ga. From the description of Papers, 1917-1954. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20019172 George Walter Mapp was born on 25 May 1873 to parents, Dr. John E. Mapp and Margaret Benson (LeCato) Mapp. In 1891, he received a degree of licentiate from the College of William and Mary. This qualified him to teach at the colle...

Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.)

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Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971

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Richard B. Russell (1897-1971), lawyer and politician, born in Winder, Georgia. Served as State Representative (1921-1931), Georgia Governor (1931-1933), and U.S. Senator (1933-1971). From the description of Richard B. Russell Jr. MacArthur hearing files, 1951-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477265 Bill Westmoreland was a Clerk in the Superior Court of Gilmer County, Georgia. From the description of Bill Westmoreland letter from Richard B. Russell, 1965. (...

Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003

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James Strom Thurmond (1902- ): South Carolina State Senator (1933-1938): Circuit Judge (1938-1941): Governor of South Carolina (1947-1951: and U.S. Senator (1954- ): President Pro Tempore. From the description of Strom Thurmond administrative assistant series, 1939- bulk 1960-1979. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 26200109 James Strom Thurmond (1902-2003); South Carolina State Senator (1934-1938); Circuit Court Judge (1936-1946); Governor of South Carolina...

Byrd, Harry F., Jr. (Harry Flood), 1914-2013

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U.S. Senator from Virginia. From the description of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. papers, [1920?], 1960, 1966, 1982-2005. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 77129822 From the description of Photographs of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. [manuscript[], circa 1906-1968, 2005. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647991031 From the description of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr., papers [manuscript, 1966-1970. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 77128978 U.S....

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 ...

Harrison, B. P. (Burr Powell), 1904-1973

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Democratic National Committee (U.S.)

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Byrd family.

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Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979

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Saltonstall (1892-1979) graduated from Harvard in 1914, and served as Overseer of Harvard. From the description of Papers of Leverett Saltonstall, 1935?-1979? (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973170 American senator from Massachusetts. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Washington, to F.B. Adams, Jr., Director of the Morgan Library, 1964 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635374 Governor, senator. ...

Connally, Tom, 1877-1963

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Thomas Terry Connally (1877-1963) represented Texas in the United States Congress for 35 years, serving in the House of Representatives from 1916 to 1929 and in the Senate from 1929 to 1953. Best known for his Senate career, Connally was an able debater whose major assignments were to the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which he was chairman, 1941 to 1946 and 1949 to 1953. He was responsible for three national laws, which particularly affected Texas: the C...

Martin, Thomas S. (Thomas Staples), 1847-1919

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U. S. Senator from Virginia. From the description of Thomas Staples Martin letters to William Wood Fenwick [manuscript], 1888. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 433616030 Thomas Staples Martin was born in Scottsville, Va. July 29, 1847. He served in the Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets in the Civil War. He practiced law and was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served until his death November 12, 1919. From the descripti...

Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968

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Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968), brother of former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was a Senator from New York. He graduated from Milton Academy in Massachusetts, and served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1944 to 1946. Kennedy later graduated from Harvard University in 1948 and then from the University of Virginia Law School in 1951. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1951. He worked as an attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice from 1951 ...

Weiser, Fred

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Byrd, Harry F. (Harry Flood), 1887-1966

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Theodore Roosevelt Dalton was born 3 July 1901 in Carroll County, Virginia, the son of Currell and Lodoska Maritn Dalton. he received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary as well as his law degree. Dalton was Commonwealth's Attorney for Radford, Virginia and state senator from 1944-1960. He was the Republican Party candidate for governor in 1953 and 1957. Dalton was appointed federal judge for the Western District of Virginia. His adopted son was John N. Dalton who served as governor of...

Paul, John, 1883-1964

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Born in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1883. Educated at Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia. Served one term in Congress beginning in 1920. Served as U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, 1932-1964. From the description of Judicial papers, 1930-1964. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 29766812 ...

Benson, Ezra Taft

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under Eisenhower, apostle and later president of the LDS church. From the description of Speeches, 1966-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122462756 Ezra Taft Benson was United States Secretary of Agriculture January 21, 1953 – January 20, 1961. From the guide to the AV 14 Ezra Taft Benson U. S. Secretary of Agriculture audio recordings collection 1954-1977 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library) ...

Boothe, Armistead L. (Armistead Lloyd), 1907-

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Alexandria, Va. lawyer and politician. From the description of Papers : of Armistead L. Boothe, 1803-1990. (Alexandria Library). WorldCat record id: 29916991 Armistead Lloyd Boothe (1907-1990), member of the House of Delegates and of the Senate of Virginia, was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the son of Gardner Lloyd Boothe and Eleanor Harrison Carr Boothe. He attended the University of Virginia and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and spent two years studying law at Oxford Un...

Andrews, T. Coleman (Thomas Coleman), 1899-1983

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Accountant and public official holding the following positions: director, Corporation Audits Division, U.S. General Accounting Office (1945-1947); member, board of directors, Panama Canal Company (1951-1953); president, American Institute of Accountants (1950-1951); Commissioner of Internal Revenue (1953-1955); Independent candidate for the presidency of the United States (1956); and a founder and member of the council of the John Birch Society. From the description of Papers, 1931-1...

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...

Almond, J. Lindsay (James Lindsay), 1898-1986

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Lawyer, of Roanoke and Richmond, Va.; Roanoke City Hustings Court judge; member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1945-1948; Attorney General of Virginia, 1948-1957; Governor of Virginia, 1959-1962; judge, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1963-1986. From the description of Papers, 1850-1987. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 33953204 Theodore Roosevelt Dalton was born 3 July 1901 in Carroll County, Virginia, the son of Currell and Lodoska Mari...

Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985

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U.S. representative to the United Nations. From the description of Correspondence 1957. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 50307057 United States Senator and ambassador. From the description of Henry Cabot Lodge letter to Harriet L. White [manuscript], 1960 August 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 466876849 Henry Cabot Lodge (1902-1985) was a journalist, U.S. Senator, and diplomat, and the grandson of statesman Henry Cabot Lodge,...

Darden, Colgate W. (Colgate Whitehead), 1897-1981

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President of the University of Virginia, 1947-1959; former Governor of Virginia; Lawyer; Farmer; Teacher; Businessman; United States House of Representatives; member of the United States Delegation to the U.N. during the Eisenhower Administration. From the description of Oral history interview of Colgate W. Darden by Ann L. S. Southwell and Michael F. Plunkett [manuscript], [1972?]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647920804 University of Virginia president, Gov...

Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001.

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American politician and United States Senator. From the description of Letter, 1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435846 From the guide to the Mike Mansfield letter, 1958, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Michael Joseph Mansfield (b. March 16, 1903, N.Y.C.-d. Oct. 5, 2001, Washington, D.C.), a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Montana, began his public service career at the age of 14 as a seaman in the U.S. Navy during the First World War, as a privat...

Brownlow, Louis, 1879-1963

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Journalist and public administrator. Director of the Public Administration Clearing House and, earlier, president of the Board of Commissioners for the District of Columbia. From the description of Louis Brownlow speech, 1941 June 2. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 230814504 Louis Brownlow (1879-1963), journalist and political scientist, wrote The President and the Presidency in 1949, A Passion for Politics in 1955, A Passion for Anonymity in 1958, and Anat...

Tuck, William M. (William Munford), 1896-1983

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William Munford Tuck was born 28 September 1896 in Halifax County, Virginia, to William Robert James Tuck (1863-1930) and Virginia Susan Fitts Tuck (1860-1909). He was the grandson of the William Munford Tuck (1832-1899) of the biographical sketch he wrote. Tuck attended the College of William and Mary, but left to enlist in the United States Marine Corps during World War I. After the War he returned to Virginia and graduated from Washington and Lee University. He returned to Halifax County and ...

Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995

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Margaret Chase Smith (b. December 14, 1897, Skowhegan, ME–d. May 29, 1995, Skowhegan, ME) was the first woman to serve in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Before politics, she had several careers, including teaching, coaching high school basketball, and journalism. After her marriage to Clyde Smith in 1930, she became involved in local politics, first with her election to the Maine Republican State Committee (1930-1936). When her husband was elected to the U.S. House of Represen...

Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957

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Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (b. October 25, 1888, Winchester, Virginia-d. March 11, 1957, Boston, Massachusetts) was a polar explorer and naval officer. He made a flight over the North Pole in 1926 and a flight over the South Pole in 1929. He led expeditions to the Antarctic in 1928-1930, 1933-1935, 1939-1940, 1946-1947, and 1955-1956. In 1939 he became commander of the United States Antarctic Service expedition to Antarctica....

Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969

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Journalist. From the description of Papers of Drew Pearson, 1947-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74986025 Andrew Russell "Drew" Pearson (1897-1969) was a journalist who traveled extensively as a foreign correspondent for several newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. In 1931, Pearson and Robert S. Allen anonymously co-authored a book entitled Washington Merry-Go-Round, with gossip about the Washington, D.C. higher-ups, President Herbert Hoover, and Congress. In 1932, ...