Benjamin Clarke Marsh papers, 1910-1950.

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Benjamin Clarke Marsh papers, 1910-1950.

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, articles, extracts, legislative documents, press releases, reports, speeches, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and clippings primarily concerning Marsh's service as executive secretary of the People's Lobby. Legislative issues of interest to the lobby included agriculture, cartels, commerce, conservation of natural resources, disarmament, housing, postwar planning and reconstruction, railroads, taxation, and unemployment. Correspondents include John Dewey, James Couzens, Harold L. Ickes, and Henry Cantwell Wallace.

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Wallace, Henry Cantwell, 1866-1924

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Editor of Wallaces' Farmer; appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by Warren Harding in 1921. He was a member of the executive committee of the Roosevelt Memorial Association and of the International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations. During his administration he promoted farm relief legislation. From the description of Papers, 1904-1930. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122463982 From the description of Papers, 1904-1930. [microform]. (Univ...

Marsh, Benjamin Clarke, 1877-1952

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Lobbyist and reformer. From the description of Benjamin Clarke Marsh papers, 1910-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980160 ...

Dewey, John, 1859-1952

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John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. After graduation Dewey taught high school and published in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. In 1884 Dewey resumed his studies and earned a Ph. D. from John Hopkins University. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imp...

People's Lobby

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The People's Lobby was an organization which campaigned for legislation favorable to people of low incomes and little influence. It advocated the "public ownership of natural resources, natural monopolies, and basic industries". The philosopher John Dewey was associated with the People's Lobby from the late 1920s until about 1939. Its Executive Secretary was Benjamin C. Marsh and its President was James H. McGill. It joined the peace movement in opposing American imperialism and universal milita...

Couzens, James, 1872-1936

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U.S. senator from Michigan, mayor of Detroit, Michigan, and industrialist. From the description of James Couzens papers, 1903-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982271 Detroit Mayor and civic leader, U.S. Senator, Ford Motor Co. executive James Couzens was born in Chatham, Ont., Aug. 26, 1872, son of James J. and Emma (Clift) Couzens; married Margaret A. Manning, Aug. 31, 1898. Began the manufacture of automobiles in 1903 ; vice-president, genera...

Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952

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Lawyer and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of Harold L. Ickes papers, 1815-1969 (bulk 1933-1951). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980130 Harold Ickes (1874-1952) was a United States administrator and politician. He served as Secretary of the Interior for 13 years, from 1933 to 1946, the longest tenure of anyone to hold the office, and afterwards he became a syndicated columnist writing on political topics. From the guide to the Harold Ickes ...