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Congressional Correspondence Related to the Telepost bill, H.R. 19402

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0153
This collection contains correspondence regarding the Telepost bill, H.R. 19402. The correspondence dates to 1910.

Dates

  • 1910

Language

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 .

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

0.125 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence regarding the Telepost bill, H.R. 19402. The correspondence dates to 1910.

Historical Note on the Telepost Bill

"A bill to enable the Telepost Company to construct its plant, operate the same, and transact its business in the District of Columbia, and to make necessary connections with other parts of its system." - House of Representatives. 61st Congress, 2nd session. Report number 735, 1910 March 11.
Biographical Notes Biographical information for Joseph W. Byrns:

Joseph Byrns was born at Cedar Hill, TN, in 1869. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1890. Byrnes was a Democrat. He was elected to the Tennessee House in 1895. He was elected to the State Senate in 1901 and the United States House of Representatives in 1908. He died in 1936. More information on Joseph Byrn's biography is found at URL:http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=168

Biographical information for James B. Frazier:

James Frazier was born in Pikesville, TN. He attended Franklin College outside of Nashville. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1878. Frazier was a Democrat. He was elected the Governor of Tennessee in 1902 and 1904. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1905. He was a senator until 1911. Frazier died in Chattanooga in 1937. More information on James Frazier's biography is found at URL:http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=512

Biographical information for Cordell Hull:

Cordell Hull was born in Pickett County, TN, in 1871. He attended the National Normal University in Lebanon, OH from 1889-1890 and then studied law at the Cumberland University Law School. He started his political career in the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1893 and continued until 1897. He served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War as a Captain of the Fourth Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. Hull later became a member of the United States House of Representatives, a position he held for 11 terms. In 1931 he left the House to become a Senator. In 1933 Hull was selected by then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the Secretary of State, where he became an avid supporter of the United Nations. He served as Secretary of State for 11 years, the longest then and since, until 1944 when he resigned due to failing health. In 1945 Hull received the Nobel Peace Prize. He died in 1955 at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD. More information on Cordell Hull's biography is found at URL:http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=668

Biographical information for Robert L. Taylor:

Robert Taylor was born in Carter County, TN, in 1850. He served three terms as Governor of Tennessee and one term in the United States Senate. He died in 1912. More information on Robert Taylor's biography is found at URL:http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php? rec=1299

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.0318

Repository Details

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

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