Ollie M. James papers, 1912-1916

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ollie M. James papers, 1912-1916
Creator
James, Ollie M. (Ollie Murray), 1871-1918.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm (20 ft.)
Subjects
James, Ollie M. (Ollie Murray), 1871-1918.
Burleson, Albert Sidney, 1863-1937.
Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
Elections--United States--Congresses.
Legislators--Correspondence.
Photoprints.
Broadsides
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
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.
Scope and Content
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.

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