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JARMAN, Peterson Bryant (Pete)

JARMAN, Peterson Bryant (Pete)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1892–1955

Biography

JARMAN, Peterson Bryant (Pete), a Representative from Alabama; born in Greensboro, Hale County, Ala., on October 31, 1892; attended the public schools, the Normal College, Livingston, Ala., and Southern University, Greensboro, Ala.; was graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1913, and attended the University of Montpellier, France, in 1919; clerk in probate office in Sumter County, Ala., 1913-1917; during the First World War served overseas as second and first lieutenant in the Three Hundred and Twenty-seventh Infantry; served in the Alabama National Guard as inspector general with rank of major 1922-1924, and as division inspector of the Thirty-first Infantry Division with rank of lieutenant colonel 1924-1940; assistant State examiner of accounts 1919-1930; secretary of state of Alabama 1931-1934; assistant State comptroller in 1935 and 1936; member of the State Democratic executive committee of Alabama 1927-1930; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1949); chairman, Committee on Memorials (Seventy-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948; appointed by President Harry S Truman as Ambassador to Australia on June 8, 1949, and served until July 31, 1953; died in Washington, D.C., February 17, 1955; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: 1892-1955, 5 cubic feet. Personal, business, congressional, and diplomatic papers and correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia.
Papers: 1912-1964, 9 cubic feet. Collection contains Jarman's correspondence and information related to his position as U.S. Ambassador to Australia. Materials are not arranged. Container listing available in respository.
Papers: In the legislative tracking files of Alabama Governor Dixon, 1939-1943, 2.5 cubic feet. Correspondents include Pete Jarman.
Papers: In the papers of Tallulah Bankhead (Tallulah Brockman), 1902-1968, 2.5 cubic feet. Correspondents include Pete Jarman.
Papers: In the administrative files of Alabama Governor Sparks, 1942-1947, 49 cubic feet. Correspondents include Pete Jarman.
Papers: In the public relations files of Alabama Governor Sparks, 1943-1947, 9 cubic feet. Correspondents include Pete Jarman.
Papers: In the papers of William B. Bankhead, 1875-1952 and n.d., 33 cubic feet. Correspondents include Pete Jarman.
Papers: In the papers of John H. Bankhead, 1880-1947 and n.d., 8 cubic feet. Correspondents include Pete Jarman.
Papers: In the papers of Hugo LaFayette Black, 1883-1976, 216 linear feet. Correspondents include Peter Bryant Jarman.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Hugo LaFayette Black papers, 1883-1976, 216 linear feet. Correspondents include Peter Bryant Jarman.
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