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Joseph B. Gorman Kefauver: A Political Biography Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0121
The collection includes a typescript and two master galley proofs of Kefauver: A Political Biography by Joseph Gorman.

Dates

  • circa 1971

Language

The material in this collection is in English

Conditions Governing Access

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

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

The collection includes a typescript and two master galley proofs of Kefauver: A Political Biography by Joseph Gorman.

Biographical/Historical Note

Author and academic Joseph B. Gorman (1940-1985) was the author of Kefauver:A Political Biography, published in 1971 by Oxford University Press. He was born in Knoxville in 1940 and earned degrees from UT Knoxville and Harvard.He worked for the Library of Congress as a researcher.

Estes Kefauver (1903-1963) was a U.S. House Representative (1939-1949), U.S. Senator (1950-1963), and 1956 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1924 and Yale Law School in 1927. In 1935 he married Nancy Piggott, a native of Scotland. During his years in the Senate, he served on the Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, voted for the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960, and sponsored the Kefauver-Harris Drug Control Act of 1962. He lost favor among Southerners with his support of the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision to desegregate schools and when he and Albert Gore, Sr., were the only southern senators to refuse to sign the Southern Manifesto, intending to block school integration, in 1956. In 1952, he lost to Adlai Stevenson for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, but in 1956 he was Stevenson's Vice Presidential running mate.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.0698.

Repository Details

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

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