MCLEMORE, Atkins Jefferson

McLEMORE, Atkins Jefferson
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1857–1929

Biography

McLEMORE, Atkins Jefferson, a Representative from Texas; born on a farm near Spring Hill, Maury County, Tenn., March 13, 1857; educated in the rural schools and by private tutors; moved to Texas in 1878; employed as a cowboy, printer, and newspaper reporter, and later as a miner in Colorado and Mexico; returned to Texas and settled in San Antonio and engaged principally in newspaper work; moved to Corpus Christi, Tex., in 1889, to Austin in 1895, and to Houston in 1911, where he engaged in the newspaper publishing business; member of the Texas house of representatives of 1892-1896; member of the board of aldermen of Austin, Tex., 1896-1898; secretary of the Democratic State executive committee 1900-1904; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; resumed the newspaper publishing business in Hebronville, Jim Hogg County, Tex., and resided in Laredo, Tex.; was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1928; died in Laredo, Tex., March 4, 1929; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: 1903-1919, approximately 22 feet. The papers of Atkins Jefferson McLemore include correspondence, telegrams, literary productions, newspaper clippings, speeches, congressional records, legal papers, financial papers, periodicals, pamphlets, receipts, bills, broadsides, and photographs. Congressional records, correspondence from constituents and pressure groups, and printed material concern McLemore's legislative career (1915-1919) and relate to political issues of the day, as well as his work as a newspaper editor. Financial papers include receipts and bills. Additionally, the collection contains pamphlets and periodicals such as the Congressional Record and Harper’s Weekly, among others.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

McDonald, Timothy G. "The Gore-McLemore Resolutions: Democratic Revolt Against Wilson's Submarine Policy." Historian 26 (November 1963): 50-74.

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