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Alben William Barkley

By Kallio, Kalervo

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Title: Alben William Barkley  
Author: Kallio, Kalervo
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
Collections: Government Library Collection
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Excerpt: Son of Kyosti Kallio, a popular Finnish president, Kalervo Kallio during and after his years-studied art in Helsinki, Paris, and Rome. He gained early recording of the United States, Alben William Barkley also served as a U.S. representation for his portrait busts, including one of Jean Sibelius, the and senator from his home state of great Finnish composer of “Finlandia” and other tone poems Kentucky. Born near Lowes, in Graves on national subjects. County, Barkley was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1912 after Kallio came to the United States in 1949. That year he won an inter- serving as prosecuting attorney and judge national sculpture competition for a memorial bust of James Forrestal, in McCracken County. He remained in the nation’s first secretary of defense, for placement in the new military house until his election to the U.S. Senate in 1926. headquarters building, the Pentagon. Washington, D.C., became Kallio’s A staunch Democrat who was much permanent address. Alben Barkley and a host of American notables sat beloved for his humor and goodwill, for him, including former Presidents Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman, Barkley was Senate majority leader from 1937 through 1947 and minority leader scientist Albert Einstein, and labor leader John L. Lewis. Praising Kallio’s from 1947 to 1949. As Harry S. Truman’s talent for producing dramatic likenesses, Time magazine wrote of the running mate, he was elected the 35th vice sculptor in 1951: “Petrified history, not self-expression, is his province, president on the Democratic ticket in 1948. and he commands it well.”

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