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

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alben W. Barkley file from Truman Presidential papers, 1945-1952
Creator
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956.
Extent
1 reel microfilm (4 ft.)
Subjects
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
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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.
Scope and Content
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.

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