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Thomas T. Connally Papers, 1949

Collection Overview

Title: Thomas T. Connally Papers, 1949

ID: OGLMC/1096

Creator: Connally, Thomas (1877-1963)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/00/1987

Languages: English [eng]


1877-1963; United States Senator from Texas, 1928-1963

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The material in the Thomas T. Connally Papers regard debate in the U.S. Senate concerning the Extension of the European Recovery Program in 1949 (Senate Bill S.1209). On March 28, 1949, Senator William Langer (Republican-North Dakota) criticized the Spanish-American War Record of Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of England. Langer reported that Churchill had fought in Cuba against the United States during the Spanish-American War. Thomas Connally was one of the Senators who responded to Langer’s speech, and claimed that Churchill did not take up arms versus the United States, and in fact was not even in Cuba during the war. Over the objections of Langer, The Extension of European Recovery Program was approved by Congress and signed into law by President Truman on April 14, 1949.

Material in the collection consists of the photocopied entries in the Congressional Record regarding Langer’s original speech of March 28th, Connally’s response on March 30th and Langer’s rebuttal to Connally on March 31st. Also included are photocopies of correspondence received by Connally from Winston Churchill and others refuting Langer’s claims. The correspondence was copied from the Papers of Tom Connally at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C..

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc.#87-1534

Original/Copies Note: Some materials were photocopied from the Papers of Tom Connally at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C..

Preferred Citation: Description of Item). Thomas T. Connally Papers.  OGLMC 1096, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in December 2013.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000972964

Box and Folder Listing

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Folder 1: Photocopied entries from the Congressional Record: 1949Add to your cart.
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Photocopied from the Papers of Tom Connally at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C..