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May 21, 2012

 

One Room Schoolhouse

The Hoosier Boyhood Of A U.S. Senator

During his career in the U.S. Congress, Thomas became known as an advocate for working men and women—his empathy no doubt informed by his own Indiana boyhood.

March 26, 2012

 

Women Members of Congress, 1938

Virginia Jenckes: Populist, Patriot, Iconoclast

Jenckes became politically engaged in the 1920s, when she observed firsthand how the lack of public flood control programs affected farmers’ livelihoods.

July 25, 2011

 

Jonathan Jennings grave, edit

A Savvy Politician Guides Indiana Into Statehood

Voters opposed outright electioneering, so when Jennings dropped in at a militia muster or log rolling, he was always ‘on his way’ to some other place.

December 22, 2008

 

Riding the rails, back to South Bend…Schuyler Colfax

The global economic crisis of 2008 has been traced to a range of factors from market deregulation to massive inflation in the price of commodities.

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