Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentucky: A Political by James E. St.Clair;Linda C. Gugin

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He continued, “I challenge the statement of the gentleman in respect of the illiteracy of the mountain folk in our state; and if the gentleman would come with me among my mountain people I feel sure that he would retract and strike from the Record the maligning remarks in respect of her great citizenship” (6135–36). Predictably, Vinson’s ardent defense was roundly praised by fellow Kentuckians and widely reported in newspapers back home. ”22 It was a “masterful reply to Mr. LaGuardia,” the chairman of the Democratic Party in Fleming County said in his letter.

We are hoping to gain control in 1926. ”54 The chairman of the Fleming County Democratic Party, writing to congratulate Vinson, said he had not written sooner “on account of being depressed” with the election results. He listed several factors that he thought contributed to Coolidge’s victory in Kentucky and the overall 36 / Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentucky poor showing of Democrats: “We had no money. The Republicans had all that they could use. 00 at my disposal to finance our Campaign.

The police arrived, found the dead man and the broken bottle, and arrested the bartender for murder. ”37 It was obvious at the time, according to Crutcher, that Vinson was 18 / Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentucky destined for higher political office. He recalled political leaders “from all over the county and neighboring counties” visiting Vinson to urge him to run for Congress. When he was ready to pursue that next political plateau, two trials in particular proved beneficial, because they made his name more widely known in the region.

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