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Alben W. Barkley file from Truman Presidential papers, 1945-1952, 1945

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kukm1f62m_591Guide to the Alben W. Barkley file from Truman Presidential papers, 1945-1952Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Alben W. Barkley file from Truman Presidential papers, 1945-1952Collection number: 1F62M-591Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Alben W. Barkley file from Truman Presidential papers, 1945-19521F62M-591Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956. 1 reel microfilm (4 ft.)None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506National Archives and Records Service, purchase, 1962. Originals in Truman Presidential Library, Independence, Mo.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Alben W. Barkley file from Truman Presidential papers, 1945-1952, 1F62M-591, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Vice-President, U.S. Senator from Kentucky. Barkley was born in Graves County, Kentucky in 1877. A graduate of Marvin College in Clinton, Kentucky, Barkley also attended Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, and the University of Virginia Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and began practice in Paducah. Barkley entered McCracken County politics, serving as county attorney and county judge successively. In 1913 he was elected to Congress. Ten years later, the Congressman made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. He won a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1926 and became Democratic majority leader in 1937. When the Democrats lost control of the Senate in the 1946 elections, Barkley served as minority leader for two years. Nominated as Harry S. Truman's running mate, Barkley was elected Vice- President of the United States in 1948.Truman-Barkley correspondence during Truman's years as President, also contains letters to the President pertaining to Barkley as well as some clippings.Truman Presidential Library, Independence, Mo.Arranged chronologically.Truman, Harry S, 1884-1972.Hassett, William D.Young Democratic Clubs of Kentucky.Democratic Party (Ky.)United States.--Congress.--Senate.Political parties--Kentucky.Political clubs--Kentucky.Politicians.United States--Politics and government.Kentucky--Politics and government