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Ollie M. James papers
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Ollie M. James papers, 1912-1916, 1F55M-212, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
1 reel of microfilm (20 ft.)
U.S. Senator. James, a native of Crittenden County, Ky, became a lawyer in 1891, following in his father's footsteps. He involved himself in Kentucky Democratic politics at an early age. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1903-1911. He won election to the U.S. Senate in 1912, and served as permanent chairman of the 1912 and 1916 Democratic National Conventions. He died in 1918, while campaigning for a second term.
The papers are a microfilm copy of letters, a broadside, a photograph, and a biographical sketch of Ollie M. James. The letters consist of two from Woodrow Wilson, one from Joseph Tumulty, and one from A.S. Burleson. Wilson congratulates James on a campaign victory (1912) and on a "remarkable speech." The broadside announces a James speech.