Albert H. Roberts Letter
In a December 20, 1919 letter to N. A. Eubank of Nashville, Governor Albert H. Roberts responds to an editorial regarding strip mining in Tennessee. Roberts notes that mining in Tennessee is done strictly with a shaft mine or drift mine, both of which require a very large percentage of the miners to be skilled in their work; otherwise it would be dangerous to the lives of the miners, besides being practically impossible to mine the coal.
- 1919 December 20
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In a December 20, 1919 letter to N. A. Eubank of Nashville, Governor Albert H. Roberts responds to an editorial regarding strip mining.
Born July 4, 1868 in Overton County, Albert H. Roberts was a successful lawyer and jurist in Middle Tennessee prior to his election as Governor in 1918. The Democrat alienated many members of his party by creating a state police force which was dispatched to quell strikes in Nashville and Knoxville. Others were alienated by his support of the Nineteenth Amendment, allowing women the right to vote. More controversy came with Roberts' sliding scale tax plan, which resulted in an increase of the tax rates on farm by approximately 260% in one year. In the 1920 election, Republican Alf Taylor defeated the incumbent, who returned to practicing law in Nashville. Roberts died at his home on June 26, 1946.
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