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Prologue

Prologue

Chapter:
(p.1) Prologue
Source:
Alben Barkley
Author(s):
James K. Libbey
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.003.0017

Barkley served as keynote speaker before a mock political convention conducted by students at Washington and Lee University on April 30, 1956. The seventy-eight-year-old politician had recently returned to the US Senate as a junior senator. He stated at the end of both his life and his speech: “And I am glad to be a junior. … For I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.”

Keywords:   Alben W. Barkley and wife, keynote speaker, mock convention, Washington and Lee University

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