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Ken Hechler Interview Transcript

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Collection Number: A&M.1164
Overview Transcription of an oral history interview by Niel M. Johnson of the Harry S. Truman Library with Ken Hechler. Hechler, born 1914 in Roslyn, NY, received A.B., Swarthmore 1935; M.A., Columbia 1936; Ph.D., Columbia 1940 in Political Science which he later taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Marshall Universities. He served as a U. S. Army combat historian in Europe during World War II. Hechler was a research assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was special assistant to President Harry...
Dates: 1985

Matthew Mansfield Neely (1874-1958), Politician, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1414
Scope and Contents Papers of Matthew Neely, a politician who had a long career as senator, congressman, governor, and Democratic political boss. Collection includes speeches, correspondence, pamphlets, legal papers, photographs, and copies of the Congressional Record . There are also newspaper clipping scrapbooks covering the years 1928-1954 (on five reels of microfilm). Neely had a long career, including law student at West Virginia University, Marion County lawyer, mayor of Fairmont, congressman, 1913-1921,...
Dates: 1900-1954

Matthew Mansfield Neely (1874-1958), Politician, Scrapbooks

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Collection Number: A&M.1353
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings on Neely's controversy as a law student at WVU, and his subsequent career as a lawyer, Mayor of Fairmont, Congressman, and United States Senator.
Dates: 1900-1924

Thomas Beall Davis, Businessman and Politician, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3197
Overview Correspondence of businessman and politician Thomas Beall Davis (1828-1911), brother of Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916). Most of the letters and telegrams concern the lobbying efforts of individuals and organizations to influence Davis when he filled an unexpired term in the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress (June 6, 1905-March 3, 1907). There are many requests for appointments, discharges, and pensions. Also lobbying requests for interstate commerce requiring subsidies or...
Dates: 1896-1913

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