Category Archives: Politics

The Name is Hovey … Alvin Hovey!

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Born in Mt. Vernon in 1821, his parents died when he was young; however, he studied law and passed the bar in 1843.  He served in … Continue reading

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McKinley Memorial Service Pamphlet

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On September 14, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States was assassinated by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz. The assassination of President McKinley occurred in … Continue reading

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The 1968 Presidential Election: Hubert H. Humphrey and George Wallace

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. As Lyndon B. Johnson’s first complete term wrapped up, LBJ decided not to run for reelection in 1968. LBJ started out popular; however, by the end … Continue reading

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The Name is Goldwater …. Barry Goldwater

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In politics, some candidates win their respective office and their opponents face the ugly face of defeat. Some could argue when a presidential nominee loses, they … Continue reading

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Politics in Indiana: Governors of Indiana (Part 1)

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Since Indiana became a state in 1816, there have been fifty governors; however, there has been only forty-eight men have held the position. Only two men … Continue reading

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