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  U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Senate Leaders
In 1877, Alben Barkley was born in a log cabin on his father's tobacco farm near Lowes, Kentucky.
Barkley vigorously campaigned for his party's chosen candidate, and in the process boosted his statewide reputation.
For I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty." With those words, the crowd roared with applause, then fell back in stunned silence as Barkley collapsed and died on the stage, the victim of a massive heart attack.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/common/generic/People_Leaders_Barkley.htm   (998 words)

  Alben W. Barkley at AllExperts
Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877 – April 30, 1956) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate from Kentucky, and the thirty-fifth Vice President of the United States.
Barkley was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.
Barkley was elected to the Sixty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913 - March 4, 1927) representing Kentucky's 1st district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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  Alben W. Barkley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barkley was born Willie Alben Barkley in a log cabin near Lowes, Graves County, Kentucky, and graduated from Marvin College, Clinton, Kentucky, in 1897.
Barkley was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.
Barkley ran for President in 1952, but because of his advanced age and lack of support from crucial factions in the party such as labor, he lost the Democratic nomination to Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alben_W._Barkley   (429 words)

 Alben Barkley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alben Barkley was born in a log house in the year of 1877.
Alben Barkley was born to a poor tobacco farmer,he was named Willie Alben Barkley, but when he was older he changed he name to Alben William Barkley.
If Alben Barkley was a little younger He would have been a stronger canidate than Stevenson.He was invited to a mock convention there that was when he said his speech,suddenly he was stricken and fell dead.
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 Barkley Elementary School, Fort Campbell KY
Barkley Elementary School, Fort Campbell KY Barkley invites you to visit their school.
Barkley serves the children of military personnel; a large percentage of the students come from households where one or both parents have a military career.
Barkley's School Improvement Team is composed of parents, teachers and the school's administrators.
www.am.dodea.edu /campbell/barkley   (267 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Alben
Barkley, Alben William The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition...
Barkley, Alben W. The Oxford Guide to the United States Government; 1/1/2001; John J. Patrick, Richard M. Pious, and Donald A. Ritchie; 464 words;
Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky was the Democrats' first keynote speaker in 1932.(Originated from Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service)
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Alben William Barkley, U.S. congressman, senator, and vice- president, was born in a log house on November 24, 1877, near Lowes in Graves County, Kentucky.
Barkley was still unable to support himself with his teaching, so he resigned in December 1898 and joined his parents in Paducah, where his father had found regular employment.
During the speech, Barkley observed that he "would rather be a servant in the house of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty." At the conclusion of the address, he suffered a fatal heart attack.
www.kyvl.org /kentuckiana/rawsgml/kuk/kukwfead/63m143.sgm   (2684 words)

 Welcome To The Barkley Forum
The Barkley Forum, named after former United States Vice-President Alben W. Barkley, is the intercollegiate debate and forensics organization at Emory University.
The Forum participates in numerous civic activities, honors public responsibility, supports debate in middle schools and high schools, and is the principle founder of the Urban Debate Leagues, a growing national education reform movement to bring interscholastic debate opportunities to previously under-served schools.
At this tournament, the Barkley Forum Key Society honors high school forensics educators for their contributions to the lives of high school students across the nation.
www.emory.edu /BF   (479 words)

 US Vice - Presidents - Alben Barkley
Barkley was popular with his fellow Democrats and was asked to be the Keynote speaker at the 1932 convention and again in 1936.
During World War II Alben Barkley served as a member of the “BIG Four” a group of top advisors, which included the new Vice President Henry Wallace, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, and House Majority leader John McCormick (McCormick was Speaker when John Kennedy was assassinated).
When Alben Barkley was sworn in as Vice President he was 72 years old, but he wasn’t going to have time to relax like some past Vice Presidents.
www.juntosociety.com /vp/albenbarkley.html   (1615 words)

 Barkley Forum
The Barkley Forum has also encouraged the growth of female participation by supporting workshops for women in debate, publishing materials for coaching women in debate, mentoring female coaches at the high school and collegiate level, and providing scholarships to the Emory National Debate Institute.
The BFHS sponsors the Barkley Forum Key Society, a national honor society of high school coaches inducted for their demonstrated commitment to the art of forensics education.
The honor, presented to a Georgian for intelligent, responsible, and effective communication, reaffirms the Barkley Forum’s commitment that the art of forensics should be used for the benefit of the broader community.
www.emory.edu /BF/history/history.html   (2174 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: "Good Friend Alben"
It is said that when Alben Barkley came down the field, everyone got out of his way.
Young Barkley was a forerunner of the youths who work their way through college taking magazine subscriptions.
Senator Barkley bit through a pipestem while waiting for the results of the Senate's poll on a new leader.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=187940   (286 words)

 .: Biography of Vice President Alben W. Barkley (1949-1953) - American Vice Presidents :. .: All American Patriots :.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alben W. Barkley, who served as vice president of the United States from 1949 to 1953, was popularly known as the "Veep." His young grandson had suggested this abbreviated alternative to the cumbersome "Mr.
Barkley was apparently willing to take the risk of defeat both because of his support for the administration's civil rights program and because of his own frustration at the Senate's inability to invoke cloture and end debate during his years as majority leader.
Barkley continued to interpret the relationship between the vice president and the floor leader as that of catcher and pitcher.
www.allamericanpatriots.com /m-wfsection+article+articleid-557.html   (4569 words)

 Alben W. Barkley --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Although Barkley was one of the chief architects of the New Deal in the 1930s, Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed him over for the vice-presidency.
Instead, Barkley was elected to that position in 1948 in the administration of Harry S. Truman.
Barkley, Alben W. As a member of the United States Congress for almost 40 years, Alben W. Barkley became a major symbol of Democratic party continuity.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9317008?tocId=9317008   (630 words)

 Alben W. Barkley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alben William Barkley (1877-1956) served as vice president of the United States from 1949 to 1953 under President Harry S. Truman.
Barkley began his national political service in 1913 when he was elected as a Democrat from Kentucky to the U.S. House of Representatives.
After his vice presidency, Barkley was again elected senator from Kentucky in 1954, and served there until his death.
www.worldbook.com /features/presidents/html/barkley.htm   (212 words)

 Vice President Alben Barkley
Barkley was the last Vice President born in a log cabin.
Barkley was the first Vice President to be called the "Veep", a word coined by his 10 year-old grandson.
Originally a lawyer, Barkley was elected County Prosecutor for McCracken County, Kentucky in 1905, serving until 1909.
www.christers.net /veeps/alben-barkley.html   (1538 words)

 Welcome to The American Presidency
Alben William Barkley, affectionately called "the Veep" by his colleagues, was a politician and the vice president of the United States under Harry S. Truman.
In 1912, Barkley was elected to the U.S. Congress as a representative from his native state.
Then in 1948, Truman chose Barkley to be his presidential running mate, and Barkley served as vice president from 1949 to 1953.
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  Republican Leader McConnell's Floor Speech On Senator Alben Barkley - Sen. Mitch McConnell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Barkley family was not a family of means, and Alben grew up chopping wood, harvesting tobacco, and plowing fields.
“Barkley’s long shadow over history was fixed in the Senate, where he served from 1927 to 1949, and then after his vice presidency again from 1955 until his death in 1956.
In 1937, Robinson died, clearing the way for Barkley’s election as leader—but the manner of Barkley’s election to the top spot would serve today as an object lesson to Senators of how not to get the job, and it hampered Barkley’s effectiveness as leader for several years.
www.newsbull.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=39779   (935 words)

 Barkley, Alben William biography - S9.com
1877 - Alben William Barkley was born in a log cabin near Lowes, Graves County, Kentucky.
1955-1956 - Alben William Barkley is the U.S. Senator, Kentucky.
1956 - Alben William Barkley died on 30th of April because of heart failure in Lexington, Virginia.
www.s9.com /Biography/Barkley-Alben-William   (152 words)

 Articles: Alben Barkley Museum - AboutPaducah.com
Alben Barkely was my wife's Godfather at her baptism, and I am told that A Barkley used to bounce her on his knee and came to call him "Uncle Alben".
Alben G was listed as native of NC, and wife native of KY. Census listing was for Pottsville P.O., very near where Alben the VP was born, which is south of Lowes apiece.
Alben Barkley III has a son "Clay" that is employed by Jonathon Miller in Frankfort and goes to school at UK.He's studying political science.You will probably hear more from him in the near future.
www.aboutpaducah.com /articles/localhighlights/73.html   (2744 words)

 KY:Historical Society - Historical Marker Database - Search for Markers
Description: Alben W. Barkley, "The Veep," was Senate majority leader under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Vice-President under President Harry S. Truman.
Alben W. Barkley, Congressman, Senator and United States Vice President, 1949-53, was graduated here in 1897.
Alben Barkley and birthplace of Irvin S. Cobb.
kentucky.gov /kyhs/hmdb/MarkerSearch.aspx?mode=Subject&subject=13   (1600 words)

 Truman Library - Alben Barkley
Alben Barkley ran for Vice-President of the United States on the 1948 Democratic ticket with President Truman.
Barkley soon entered politics and was elected County Attorney in 1904.
Truman was chosen by Roosevelt, became President upon Roosevelt’s death in 1945, and asked Barkley to run with him on the 1948 ticket.
www.trumanlibrary.org /trivia/vicepres.htm   (399 words)

 NPR : More Bad News for GOP: Bonilla Ousted in Texas
I concede we beat the Alben Barkley story to death in both the Nov.
The Ken Rudin argument (the obviously correct one) says it was 1928, because Vice President Alben Barkley was indeed a candidate for the nomination in '52 (though granting he had no chance).
Barkley in deeply personal terms, undoubtedly hopeful of assuaging his disappointment at the collapse of his Presidential candidacy.
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 AllRefer.com - Alben William Barkley (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Alben William Barkley[bAr´klE] Pronunciation Key, 1877–1956, Vice President of the United States (1949–53), b.
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 AllPolitics - Back in TIME for July 26, 1948
By loud acclamation, faithful Alben Barkley was nominated for the vice-presidency.
After the 30-minute ovation for Keynoter Alben Barkley on opening night, there was no longer any question about the nominee for Vice President.
Alben Barkley had not always felt that close to Harry Truman.
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 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Alben W. Barkley
Alben Barkley and a host of American notables sat for him, including former Presidents Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman, scientist Albert Einstein, and labor leader John L. Lewis.
Born near Lowes, in Graves County, Barkley was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1912 after serving as prosecuting attorney and judge in McCracken County.
A staunch Democrat who was much beloved for his humor and goodwill, Barkley was Senate majority leader from 1937 through 1947 and minority leader from 1947 to 1949.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/art/artifact/Sculpture_22_00035.htm   (448 words)

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