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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 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 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 ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Congressional Women (1999)

by Karen Foerstel

Alben Barkley, the Democratic leader who would later serve as vice president under Truman, said of Graves, 104 EDITH GREEN "No Senator who ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940 (2001)

by James Stuart Olson

The Republican majority in the Senate slipped to 48 to 47, and when the lone Farmer-Laborite sided with the Democrats, the Senate had become a dead heat, with Republican Vice-President Alben Barkley casting the tie-breaking vote.

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