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Alben Barkley

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  1. United States politician and lawyer; vice president of the United States (1877-1956)


Who is Alben Barkley?

Alben Barkley a.k.a. Alben W. Barkley: Alben William Barkley was a lawyer and politician from Kentucky who served in both houses of Congress and as the 35th Vice President of the United States from 1949 to 1953. In 1905, he was elected county attorney for McCracken County, Kentucky. He was chosen county judge in 1909 and U.S. Representative from Kentucky's First District in 1912. As a Representative, he was a liberal Democrat, supporting President Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom domestic agenda and foreign policy.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Presidency (2015)

by Richard S. Conley

presidential election; Harry Truman elected president, Alben Barkley elected vice president. 1949 5 January: ...

Google previewThe Kentucky African American Encyclopedia (2015)

by Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, John A. Hardin

Although Senator Alben Barkley ultimately supported the legislation, ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley of Kentucky was a popular choice for Truman's vice president in 1948, after Justice William O. Douglas turned down the nomination. At that time, more and more corporate vice presidents were becoming ...

Google previewReforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era [2 volumes] (2017)

by Jeffrey A. Johnson

of the cause, including prominent supporters like Washington Senator Wesley Jones, Kentucky Congressman Alben Barkley, and former Secretary of State and three-time presidential runner-up William Jennings Bryan. Voters rewarded the ...

Google previewWorkers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Robert E. Weir

and, on assignment, wrote speeches for Democratic Party vice-presidential candidate Alben Barkley in 1948 and for ...

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