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Jere Cooper Letter to Paul Butler

Identifier: MPA-0312

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This collection contains correspondence from Jere Cooper to Paul Mullholland Butler. In the correspondence of The Paul Mullholland Papers, Tennessee Representative Jere Cooper thanks Democratic National Commitee Chairman Paul Mullholland Butler for speaking at the National Democratic Fundraising dinner. The letter is dated December 1, 1955.


  • 1955


The material in this collection is in English

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The Modern Political Archives are housed at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Researchers interested in consulting the MPA collections are advised to contact the Modern Political Archives

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The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Modern Political Archives.


0.125 Linear Feet (1 Box)


This collection contains a letter from Jere Cooper to Paul Mullholland Butler.

Biographical Notes

Paul Mulholland Butler (1905-1961) was a lawyer and chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Paul Butler received his law degree from Notre Dame in 1927. His work with the Democratic party and staunch support of Adlai Stevenson propelled him to a seat on the DNC in 1952. He later became DNC chairman in 1955 and used the position to articulate opinions in opposition to the Eisenhower Administration. His ideology was opposed by both liberal and conservative democrats. Butler was dropped as DNC chairman after Kennedy's 1960 general election victory.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.2311

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA