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Garrett L. Withers Audio Collection, 1948-1950, 1948

Part of Garrett L. Withers Audio Collection, 1948-1950

kukav77av05Guide to the Garrett L. Withers Audio Collection, 1948 - 1950Processed by: Staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold Rosenbaum; machine-readable finding aid created by:Harold RosenbaumSpecial CollectionsAudio-Visual ArchivesSpecial CollectionsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, KY 40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Copyright 1998 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from typescript by rekeying.Date of source: 2002Description is in English.Guide to the Garrett L. Withers Audio Collection, 1948-1950Collection number: 77AV05Contact InformationAudio-Visual ArchivesSpecial CollectionsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, KY 40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-2654Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13Processed by: Staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold RosenbaumDate Completed: 2002Encoded by: Harold Rosenbaum Copyright 1999 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Garrett L. Withers Audio Collection, 1948-195077AV05Withers, Garrett L., 1884-1953.5 cu. ft. (1 Box): 1 ItemThe materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Collection is open to researchers by appointment.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Garrett L. Withers Audio Collection 1948-1950, 77AV05,Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Withers, Garrett L., 1884-1953Legislator-United States-BiographyUnited States-Politics and government-1901-1969United States-Congress-Senate--BiographyGarrett 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.Related MaterialThe Garrett L. Withers Papers, 77M8, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Lawrence W. Wetherby Papers, 82M8, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.United States House of Congress, Memorial Services held in the House of Representatives of the United States. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1953.Container List11Side 1 - 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 (P.T.: 60 min)1948-1950Original 1/4" Reel to Reel or Cassette, Preservation Copy, User copyGarrett L. Withers Audio Collection, 1948-1950