WOODRUM, Clifton Alexander

WOODRUM, Clifton Alexander
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1887–1950

Biography

WOODRUM, Clifton Alexander, a Representative from Virginia; born in Roanoke, Roanoke County, Va., April 27, 1887; attended the public schools of his native city and the University College of Medicine (now combined with the Medical College of Virginia), Richmond, Va.; became a registered pharmacist and engaged in his profession in Roanoke; studied law at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Roanoke, Va.; Commonwealth attorney of Roanoke 1917-1919; judge of the Hustings Court of Roanoke 1919-1922; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his resignation on December 31, 1945, to become president of the American Plant Food Council, Inc.; died in Washington, D.C., October 6, 1950; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Texas at Austin
The Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn Papers, ca. 1831-2007, approximately 118 linear feet. Persons represented include Clifton A. Woodrum.

University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Robert H. Angell Papers, 1896-1981, approximately 130 items. Correspondents include Clifton A. Woodrum.
Papers: In the Alfred Dickinson Barksdale Papers, 1905-1973, approximately 7770 items. Correspondents include Clifton A. Woodrum.
Papers: In the Harry Flood Byrd Scrapbooks, ca. 1897-1927, 12 volumes. Other authors include Clifron A. Woodrum. A guide to the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Carter Glass Papers, ca. 1858-1946, approximately 215,000 items. Correspondents include Clifton A. Woodrum.
Papers: In the Graham, Tate and Related Families Papers, 1853-1991, approximately 220 items. Persons represented include Clifton A. Woodrum.
Papers: In the Martin Ashton Hutchinson Papers, 1923-1962, approximately 756 items. Correspondents include Clifton A. Woodrum.
Papers: In the Mosby Garland Perrow, Jr. Papers, 1940-1962, approximately 3600 items. Correspondents include Clifton A. Woodrum.
Papers: In the Edward L. Stone Papers, 1895-1937, 150 feet. Correspondents include Clifton A. Woodrum.

Virginia Tech University
University Libraries

Blacksburg, VA
Papers: In the Charles W. Crush Collection, 1796-1978, 1 cubic foot. Included are numerous items (correspondence and printed material) concerning Clifton A. Woodrum's 1922 congressional campaign, sample ballots and Democratic Party printed matter.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Sargent, James E. "Clifton A. Woodrum of Virginia: A Southern Progressive in Congress, 1923-1945." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 89 (July 1981): 341-64.

_____. "Woodrum's Economy Bloc: The Attack on Roosevelt's WPA, 1937-1939." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 93 (April 1985): 175-207.

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