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  Barkley, Alben William
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NameAlben William Barkley
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Paducah, Kentucky , United States
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Born November 24, 1877
Died April 30, 1956 (78 years)
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InfoRepresentative and a Senator from Kentucky and a Vice President of the United States; born near Lowes, Graves County, Ky., November 24, 1877; attended the public schools and was graduated from Marvin College, Clinton, Ky., in 1897; attended Emory College, Oxford, Ga., and the University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, Va.; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky.; prosecuting attorney for McCracken County, Ky., 1905-1909; judge of McCracken County Court 1909-1913; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1927); did not seek renomination in 1926, having become a candidate for United States Senator; elected to the United States Senate in 1926; reelected in 1932, 1938, and again in 1944, and served from March 4, 1927, until his resignation on January 19, 1949; majority leader 1937-1947; minority leader 1947-1949; elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with President Harry S. Truman in 1948, and was inaugurated January 20, 1949, for the term ending January 20, 1953; again elected to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1955, until his death in Lexington, Va., April 30, 1956; interment in Mount Kenton Cemetery, on Lone Oak Road, near Paducah, Ky.


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RACES
  11/02/1954 KY US Senate Won 54.46% (+8.93%)
  07/26/1952 US President - D Convention Lost 4.78% (-32.59%)
  07/01/1952 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-64.55%)
  03/11/1952 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 26.07% (-8.52%)
  11/02/1948 US Vice President Won 57.06% (+21.47%)
  07/14/1948 US President - D Convention Lost 0.08% (-76.38%)
  07/14/1948 US Vice President - D Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1947 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1945 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1944 KY US Senate Won 54.81% (+9.88%)
  07/21/1944 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 2.63% (-51.55%)
  01/03/1943 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1941 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/18/1940 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.19% (-58.19%)
  01/03/1939 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1938 KY US Senate Won 62.03% (+24.06%)
  08/06/1938 KY US Senate - D Primary Won 56.05% (+13.49%)
  07/22/1937 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1932 KY US Senate Won 59.15% (+18.64%)
  08/06/1932 KY US Senate - D Primary Won 66.58% (+36.93%)
  06/29/1928 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 7.01% (-76.25%)
  11/02/1926 KY US Senate Won 51.85% (+3.69%)
  11/04/1924 KY - District 01 Won 66.95% (+33.89%)
  08/04/1923 KY Governor - D Primary Lost 48.12% (-3.76%)
  11/07/1922 KY - District 01 Won 69.96% (+39.93%)
  11/02/1920 KY District 1 Won 64.34% (+28.67%)
  11/05/1918 KY - District 01 Won 66.78% (+33.56%)
  11/07/1916 KY - District 01 Won 63.67% (+29.48%)
  11/03/1914 KY - District 01 Won 65.90% (+35.39%)
  11/05/1912 KY - District 01 Won 64.47% (+34.04%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 07, 1930 NPA Reject