VICE PRESIDENT ALBEN W. BARKLEY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 32809
ALBEN W. BARKLEY Alben W. Barkley signs a piece of paper in blue ink. Signature: "Alben Barkley", 4½x¾, affixed to 4¾x¾ thicker paper. Typed caption below signature. Alben W. Barkley, the oldest U.S.
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ALBEN W. BARKLEY
Alben W. Barkley signs a piece of paper in blue ink.
Signature: "Alben Barkley", 4½x¾, affixed to 4¾x¾ thicker paper. Typed caption below signature. Alben W. Barkley, the oldest U.S. Vice President (he started at 71 on January 20, 1949 and left office in 1953 at 75), Barkley was Democratic leader of the Senate from 1937 until his inauguration as Truman's Vice President in 1949. When Truman declined to run for reelection in 1952, Barkley sought the Democratic presidential nomination and finished fourth on the third ballot that nominated Adlai E. Stevenson. This was the last major party convention not to nominate a candidate on the first ballot. He returned to the Senate in 1955, dying in 1956. Typed caption affixed to bottom margin. Mounting sheet shows irregular edges. Slightly soiled.
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