Garrett L. Withers Audio Collection, 1948-1950

Descriptive Summary

Title
Garrett L. Withers Audio Collection, 1948-1950
Creator
Withers, Garrett L., 1884-1953
Extent
.5 cu. ft. (1 Box): 1 Item
Subjects
Withers, Garrett L., 1884-1953
Legislator-United States-Biography
United States-Politics and government-1901-1969
United States-Congress-Senate--Biography
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold Rosenbaum; machine-readable finding aid created by:Harold Rosenbaum
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Garrett Lee Withers was born on a farm near Clay, Kentucky, on June 21, 1884. He studied law at Southern Normal School in Bowling Green. He practiced law in Webster County from 1911 to 1953. Withers was circuit court clerk during 1910-12 and master commissioner of the court during 1913-17. When Alben Barkley resigned from the U.S. Senate to become vice-president, Gov. Clements appointed Withers to the remainder of Barkley's term, from January 20, 1949, to November 26, 1950. Withers then returned to private law practice in Dixon, Kentucky. He reentered politics in 1952, serving in the state House of Representatives. After the death of Rep. John Albert Whitaker in 1952, Withers, a Democrat, was elected to fill Whitaker's position in the U.S. Congress. Mr. Withers was then reelected to Congress, serving from August 2, 1952, until his death. Withers died on April 30, 1953, at Bethesda, Maryland. He is buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Clay, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The collection is comprised of one 1/4" reel to reel audio tape containing: Coffee with Congress: Interview with Senator and Mrs. Garrett L. Withers, 1950; Side 2 - Address of Commissioner of Highways, Garrett L. Withers, Rockport Bridge, July 31, 1948.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Side 1 - Coffee with Congress: Interview with Senator and Mrs. Garrett L. Withers, 1950; Side 2 - Address of Commissioner of Highways Garrett L. Withers, Rockport Bridge, July 31, 1948 (P.T.: 60 min)1948-1950

  • Box  1, folder 1
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