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Tennessee In Congress: 1939

Tennessee In Congress: 1939

By Ray Hill Tennessee has been quite fortunate in oftentimes having an excellent Congressional delegation.  The landscape and economic condition of Tennessee would be much different had it not been…

The Campaign That Never Was: The 1944 Governor’s Race in Tennessee

The Campaign That Never Was: The 1944 Governor’s Race in Tennessee

By Ray Hill Prentice Cooper had been governor of Tennessee for six years; the first man to be elected to three two-year terms since Austin Peay.  Unlike Peay, Cooper lived…

Tennessee’s First Election For the U. S. Senate: The Democratic Primary 1915

Tennessee’s First Election For the U. S. Senate: The Democratic Primary 1915

By Ray Hill 2015 marks the one-hundredth year since the people of Tennessee cast their ballots to select a candidate for the United States Senate. There had previously been non-binding…

Bob Taylor of Tennessee

Bob Taylor of Tennessee

By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth D. McKellar once claimed that outside of the three men who served as President of the United States, Robert Love Taylor was “the best-known man…

Sergeant York: The Movie of the Famed Tennessean’s Life

Sergeant York: The Movie of the Famed Tennessean’s Life

By Ray Hill Sergeant Alvin York was already quite famous when Warner Brother’s studio released a movie based on his life in 1941.  The film would go on to become…

The 1930 Senate Race: Cordell Hull Comes To the Senate

The 1930 Senate Race: Cordell Hull Comes To the Senate

By Ray Hill Cordell Hull had served in the U. S. House of Representatives since 1906, with one brief two-year interlude, when he announced he would be a candidate for…

In This Corner… Senator McKellar Slaps Publisher

In This Corner… Senator McKellar Slaps Publisher

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, was well known for having a volatile temper and had won a well-deserved reputation as a feudist.  It was…

‘Mr. Speaker:’ John McCormack of Massachusetts

‘Mr. Speaker:’ John McCormack of Massachusetts

By Ray Hill   “I have no hesitancy in insisting that Government in an emergency do everything that can reasonably be done to relieve human suffering and distress.” That was…

‘Mr. Speaker:’ Sam Rayburn of Texas

By Ray Hill “Any jackass can kick down a barn, it takes a carpenter to build one.” So said Sam Rayburn of Texas. Completely bald, thickly built and one who…

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, Part II

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, Part II

By Ray Hill James F. Byrnes had resigned from the Supreme Court of the United States to accept the responsibility for running much of America’s war effort at the personal…

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