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William Jason Fields scrapbook
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
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[Identification of item], William Jason Fields scrapbook, 1911-1923, 1M59M19, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
U.S. congressman, Kentucky governor. Fields was born in Carter county, Ky. After attending local schools and the University of Kentucky, he farmed and sold real estate in Olive Hill, Ky. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1923, resigning his seat to take office as governor. In the 1930's he served as Commonwealth's Attorney for the 37th district of Kentucky.
This scrapbook contains materials William Jason Fields collected during his years in the U.S. House of Representatives. It contains newspaper clippings, printed booklets and a small amount of correspondence, most of it dealing with issues then before Congress. Included are several articles in favor of prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages, items both in favor of and opposing woman suffrage, and clippings from 1915 and 1916 opposing American intervention in World War I.