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Garrett L. Withers Audio Collection
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
[Identification of item], Garrett L. Withers Audio Collection 1948-1950, 77AV05,Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
.5 cu. ft. (1 Box): 1 Item
Garrett Lee Withers was born on a farm near Clay, Kentucky, on June 21, 1884. He studied law at Southern Normal School in Bowling Green. He practiced law in Webster County from 1911 to 1953. Withers was circuit court clerk during 1910-12 and master commissioner of the court during 1913-17. When Alben Barkley resigned from the U.S. Senate to become vice-president, Gov. Clements appointed Withers to the remainder of Barkley's term, from January 20, 1949, to November 26, 1950. Withers then returned to private law practice in Dixon, Kentucky. He reentered politics in 1952, serving in the state House of Representatives. After the death of Rep. John Albert Whitaker in 1952, Withers, a Democrat, was elected to fill Whitaker's position in the U.S. Congress. Mr. Withers was then reelected to Congress, serving from August 2, 1952, until his death. Withers died on April 30, 1953, at Bethesda, Maryland. He is buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Clay, Kentucky.
The collection is comprised of one 1/4" reel to reel audio tape containing: Coffee with Congress: Interview with Senator and Mrs. Garrett L. Withers, 1950; Side 2 - Address of Commissioner of Highways, Garrett L. Withers, Rockport Bridge, July 31, 1948.
77M8, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
, 82M8, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
United States House of Congress, Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1953.