Cooper served in the Ky. House of Representatives, 1927-1929; as Pulaski County Judge, 1930-1938; in the U.S. Senate, 1946-1948, 1952-1954, and 1956-1972. He was U. S. Ambassador to India and Nepal, 1955-1956, and the first U. S. Ambassador to East Germany, 1974-1976.
Dummit, Eldon S.
Dummit was Attorney-General of Kentucky, 1943-1947; and ran unsuccessfully as the Republican candidate for Governor against Earle Clements in 1947.
Fields, William J.
Newspaper clippings and some correspondence covering years in Congress.
Fields served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1911-1923; and as Governor of Kentucky, 1923-1947.
Goodman, George H.
10 boxes; 8 scrapbooks
Goodman was Director of the Works Progress Administration in Kentucky, 1934-1941.
The collection consists mainly of material concerning the operation of relief work in Ky. Some material on the 1938 Senate campaign of Alben W. Barkley is included.
James was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1903-1913; and served in the U.S. Senate, 1913-1918.
Kingsbury, Gilbert W.
Kingsbury served in the Ky. General Assembly, 1958-1960; was Deputy Highway Commissioner in the Breathitt Admin.; and Director of Tourism in the Combs Admin. He also served as Administrative Assistant to U.S. Senators Earle Clements and Garret Withers.
ca. 14,000 items
Lindsay served on the Ky. Court of Appeals, 1870-1878 (Chief Justice, 1876-1878), and was in the U.S. Senate, 1893-1901.
Logan, Marvel Mills "M.M."
Personal Papers, Scrapbooks, Photographs and Clippings, 1933-1939
Logan was a U.S. Senator from 1930 to 1939
Morton, Rogers C.B.
Correspondence, photographs, speeches, campaign materials, and memorabilia.
Morton served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland, 1963-1970; was Chairman of the Republican National Committee, 1969-1971; Secretary of the Interior, 1971-1975; and Secretary of Commerce, 1975-1976.
Morton, Thruston B.
ca. 300,000 items
Congressional and Senate correspondence, photographs, speeches, materials relating to Republican National Committee.
Morton served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1947-1953. He was Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, 1953-1956; served in the U.S. Senate, 1957 - 1969; and was Chairman of the Republican National Committee, 1959-1961.
Reed, Stanley F.
Reed was Solicitor General of the U.S., 1935-1938; and an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1938-1957.
12 boxes; 270 scrapbooks
Shouse served as a U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1915- 1919; was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, 1919-1920; and Chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee, 1929-1932.
Swinford was Kentucky State Representative, 1926-1928; United States Judge for Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 1937-1963; and Chief Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1963-1969.
Underwood, Thomas R.
ca. 8,000 items, 6 scrapbooks
Underwood served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1949- 1951; and in the U.S. Senate, 1951-1953.
Vinson, Fred M.
Vinson served in all three branches of the federal government. He was in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1925-1929 and 1931-1938; served as Secretary of the Treasury, 1945-1946; and was Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1946-1953.
Watts, John C.
Watts represented the 6th Ky. district in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1951-1971.
Wetherby, Lawrence W.
50 boxes; 13 scrapbooks
Wetherby served as Lt. Governor of Ky., 1947-1950; and as Governor, 1950-1955.
Wheeler was a Kentucky lawyer and politician, and a U.S. Congressman from 1896-1903
Willis, Simeon S.
Willis served on the Ky. Court of Appeals, 1928-1932; and was Governor of Kentucky, 1943-1947.
Withers, Garret L.
ca. 2,000 items; 5 scrapbooks
Withers served in the U.S. Senate, 1949-1950; and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1952-1953.
ca. 4,500 items
Woodson was a Democratic National Committeeman, 1896-1916 and 1924-1928. The papers include a lively exchange of correspondence with Samuel Blythe, editor of the Literary Digest, concerning the controversial poll which that magazine did on the presidential election of 1936.
Wyatt, Wilson W.
ca. 440 Boxes, Scrapbooks, Audio-Visual Material
Wyatt was Mayor of Louisville Kentucky, 1941-1945, Federal Housing Expediter in the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1946, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1959-1963, Lawyer and founding partner of the firm Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. Influential in state and national politics, Wyatt was an advisor to presidential candidates, governors, and mayors.
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