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A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 20

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 20

  By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar, Tennessee’s eighty-year-old senior U. S. Senator, had resumed his positions of power and influence inside the Senate. His relations with his new and younger…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 19

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 19

By Ray Hill With President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, World War II came to an end.  The American people were tiring of rationing and the…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 18

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 18

By Ray Hill In 1945 Senator Kenneth McKellar was seventy-six years old and had served in the United States Senate for twenty-nine years, longer than any other Tennessean.  McKellar was…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 17

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 17

By Ray Hill Many have long misunderstood U. S. Senator Kenneth McKellar and his complex relations with the Tennessee Valley Authority; in fact, some still perceive McKellar to have been…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 16

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 16

  By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar was well established in the nation’s Capitol and by 1942 had served longer in the Senate than any of his colleagues save for E.…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 15

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 15

  By Ray Hill America’s entry in World War II brought significant changes to society and to Washington, D. C.  The population of the nation’s Capitol quite nearly doubled over…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 14

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 14

  By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth McKellar had been overwhelmingly reelected to an unprecedented (for Tennessee) fifth term in 1940.  It was during the decade of the forties that K.…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 13

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 13

  By Ray Hill By 1940, Kenneth McKellar had represented Tennessee in the United States Senate longer than any other man.  At seventy-one, the senator showed no signs of slowing…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 12

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 12

By Ray Hill E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County political machine, had been bitterly disappointed by his favored candidate for the 1936 gubernatorial nomination, Gordon Browning.  Crump and…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 11

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 11

By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar was Tennessee’s senior United States Senator and had been reelected easily in 1934 for another six-year term.  McKellar had carried with him his junior colleague…