Politicians -- United States
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0053
Overview Stephen Benton Elkins (b. 1841) represented West Virginia in the United States Senate as a Republican from 1895-1911. Prior to his Senate service, Elkins served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a captain in the Kansas Militia. He practiced law in the Territory of New Mexico in 1864 and served as a member of the Territorial House of Representatives, 1864-1865. He was the district attorney for the Territory from 1866-1867, and the United States district attorney for the Territory from...
Collection Number: A&M.3979
Overview Letter copy book kept by Stephen Benton Elkins, a politician and businessman who would later become a prominent citizen of West Virginia. The book was kept from 23 October 1875 to 1 May 1878. It contains roughly 150 letters as well as a partial index of recipients. During the time this book was kept, Elkins resided in Santa Fe, New Mexico, practiced law, represented the territory in Congress, and acted as president of the Maxwell Land Grant Company. Letters concern political and business...
Collection Number: A&M.1361
Overview Papers of Waitman T. Willey (1811-1900), one of the founders of West Virginia. This collection includes letters to Harrison Hagans outlining the varied nature of opposition to the New State in Congress and Willey's position on slavery; letter from the Quartermaster General requesting support of a reorganization bill; cards and social invitations; and obituary clippings.
Collection Number: A&M.0003
Overview Papers of Waitman T. Willey (1811-1900), lawyer, senator, and founding father of West Virginia. A resident of Monongalia County, Willey was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1850, the Secession Convention of 1861, the First Wheeling Convention of 1861, and the Constitutional Convention of 1871. He was U.S. Senator from the Restored Government of Virginia (1861-1863) and Senator from West Virginia (1863-1871). Includes several thousand pieces of incoming correspondence to Waitman T....
Collection Number: A&M.3843
Overview Press releases from the Governor's Office of the State of West Virginia for the administrations of William Wallace Barron (1961-1965) and Hulett C. Smith (1965-1969).
Collection Number: A&M.1977
Scope and Contents General correspondence and papers, ca. 1929-1964, of Governors William G. Conley (18th Governor, in office 1929-1933), Herman G. Kump (19th Governor, in office 1933-1937), Homer A. Holt (20th Governor, in office 1937-1941), Matthew M. Neely (21st Governor, in office 1941-1945), Clarence W. Meadows (22nd Governor, in office 1945-1949), Okey Patteson (23rd Governor, in office 1949-1953), William C. Marland (24th Governor, in office 1953-1957), Cecil H. Underwood (25th Governor, in office...
Dates: ca. 1929-1964
Collection Number: A&M.0006
Scope and Contents Papers documenting the governorship of William E. Glasscock (1862-1925), who served West Virginia in the period 1909-1913. These papers include series of general correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets. General correspondence includes many letters regarding employee unrest in the mining regions of the Great Kanawha Valley in 1912-1913, commonly known as the Cabin Creek-Paint Creek strike. Subject files include telegrams, photographs, etc. Newspaper...
Collection Number: A&M.1447
Scope and Contents Correspondence, speeches, and public papers of West Virginia's 13th governor. Papers deal primarily with the presidential election of 1904 in West Virginia; West Virginia Republican politics, 1904-1905; and Glasscock's role as Collector of Internal Revenues for West Virginia.Correspondents include William M.O. Dawson, Stephen B. Elkins, Elliott Northcott, Nathan B. Scott, and Harry C. Woodyard.Collection contains the papers of William L. Russell, general manager, and...