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AW Barkley







35th Vice President
Political Party Democratic
Term January 20, 1949 - January 20, 1953  (71-75)
President Harry S. Truman
Predecessor Harry S. Truman
Successor Richard Nixon


Full Name Alben William Barkley
Birth

November 24, 1877

Lowes, Kentucky

Father John Wilson Barkley  (1854-1932)
Mother Electra Eliza Smith  (1858-1945)
Brothers

Clarence Thornton Barkley  (1879-1900)

George Fuller Barkley  (1882-1964)

Harry Smith Barkley  (1884-1910)

John Andrew Barkley  (1893-1973)

Sisters

Ima Barkley Brown  (1886-1975)

Ada Barkley Allen  (1889-1915)

Bernice Barkley Thieleman  (1896-1978)

Alma Mater

Marvin College  (B.A. 1897)

Occupation

U.S. Senate Minority Leader  (1947-1949)

U.S. Senate Majority Leader  (1937-1947)

U.S. Senator from Kentucky  (1927-1949, 1955-1956)

Representative from Kentucky's 1st District  (1913-1927)

County Attorney for McCracken County, Kentucky  (1906-1913)

Lawyer

Death

April 30, 1956

Lexington, Virginia

(78 years)


Marriages
Dorothy Ann Brower  (1882-1947)

Married June 23, 1903

Widowed March 10, 1947

(43 years)

Elizabeth Jane Rucker Hadley  (1911-1964)

Married November 18, 1949

(6 years)


Children

David Murrell Barkley

(m.1933 Dorothy Graves)

Born 1906

Died 1983

(77 years)

Marian Frances Barkley Truitt

(m.1930 Max Truitt)

Born 1908

Died 1996

(88 years)

Laura Louise Barkley MacArthur

(m.1934 Douglas MacArthur II)

Born 1911

Died 1987

(76 years)

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