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State-Wide Democrats Report

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Identifier: MS-3563

This broadside presents the results of a meeting held in Nashville on July 16, 1909, for the purpose of organizing several layers of committees to enforce the new temperance and election laws in Tennessee. It lists the twenty-four representative, well-known and working Democrats from the three divisions of the state, and provides the five resolutions they passed. It also reports that E.L. Bullock was elected chairman, and W.V. Barry secretary of a temporary committee charged to act until the General Conference on September 21, 1909.

Dates

  • 1909 July 16

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This broadside presents the results of a meeting held in Nashville on July 16, 1909, for the purpose of organizing several layers of committees to enforce the new temperance and election laws in Tennessee. It lists the twenty-four representative, well-known and working Democrats from the three divisions of the state, and provides the five resolutions they passed. It also reports that E.L. Bullock was elected chairman, and W.V. Barry secretary of a temporary committee charged to act until the General Conference on September 21, 1909.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ernest L. Bullock was born on June 16, 1849, in Jackson, Tennessee to Micajah and Susan (Brown) Bullock. He graduated from Cumberland University Law School in Lebanon, TN in 1871 and practiced law in Jackson, becoming the attorney general of Madison County in 1878. He served as the chairman of the Tennessee Railroad Commission from 1887 to 1891, as a state senator from 1893 to 1895, a state congressman from 1899 to 1901, and the chancellor of the 12th Chancery Division from 1906 to 1913. In 1888, he chaired the county Democratic executive meeting and served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Bullock died on August 8, 1914 in Newport, Tennessee.

William Valentine Barry was born in McNairy County on March 27, 1858, to Daniel and Eliza (Moore) Barry. He published the Decatur Beacon from 1881 to 1884 before moving to Lexington to publish and write for the Progress from 1884 to 1946. Barry married Mollie Dennison in January of 1883 and they had eight children together, named Henry, Julian, Charlie, Curry, Valentine, Edward, Matthew, and Catherine. Barry died on September 2, 1948.

Arrangement

This manuscript consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this report in June, 1993.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480