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Author Pleasants, Julian M., author

Title The political career of W. Kerr Scott : the squire from Haw River / Julian M. Pleasants
Published Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (406 pages .)
Series New Directions in Southern History
New directions in southern history.
Contents The early years -- The election of 1948: the first primary -- The second primary -- Roads and schools, 1949 -- The referendum -- Crucible of liberalism: Frank Graham and the 1950 senate race -- The second primary -- Trials and tribulation: the last two years, 1951-1953 -- The third primary -- The senate years, 1954-1958 -- Legacy
Summary The political biography of Kerr Scott covers his career in North Carolina as commissioner of agriculture (1936-1948), governor (1949-1953) and US senator (1954-1958). His progressive reforms, which changed the course of North Carolina's history, made him one of the most influential governors in the state's history. In 1954 he was elected to the US Senate, where he served effectively until his death in 1958
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Scott, William Kerr, 1896-1958.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Governors -- North Carolina -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081314678X
0813146798 (electronic bk.)
9780813146799 (electronic bk.)