CARAWAY, Thaddeus Horatius

CARAWAY, Thaddeus Horatius
Library of Congress


CARAWAY, Thaddeus Horatius, (husband of Hattie Wyatt Caraway), a Representative and a Senator from Arkansas; born on a farm near Springhill, Stoddard County, Mo., October 17, 1871; attended the common schools; moved to Arkansas in 1883 with his parents, who settled in Clay County; graduated from Dickson (Tenn.) College in 1896; taught in country schools 1896-1899; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Osceola, Ark.; moved to Lake City, Craighead County, Ark., in 1900 and to Jonesboro, Ark., in 1901, and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney for the second judicial circuit of Arkansas 1908-1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1921); did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1920; reelected in 1926 and served from March 4, 1921, until his death, due to a blood clot in the coronary artery, in Little Rock, Ark., November 6, 1931; lay in state in Arkansas state capital in Little Rock, November 8, 1931; interment in Woodlawn (formerly West Lawn) Cemetery, Jonesboro, Ark.

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

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External Research Collections

Herbert Hoover Library

West Branch, IA
Papers: 1921-1927. 2 folders.

University of Arkansas
Special Collections

Fayetteville, AR
Papers: 2 letters to his son in Forrest Caraway family correspondence, 1938-1941; additional material in Hattie Caraway papers, 1884-1950; 2 letters (1919) to Judge J.N. Rachels concerning Caraway's candidacy for U.S. senator and 1 reply (1919) from Rachels; correspondence in Arthur Brann Caldwell papers, 1912-1975; and Arkansas Republican Party State Central Committee records, 1882-1956.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Adams, Horace. "Thaddeus H. Caraway in the United States Senate." Ph.D. dissertation, George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University, 1936.

Ledbetter, Calvin R., Jr. "The Other Caraway: Senator Thaddeus H. Caraway." Arkansas Historical Quarterly 64 (Summer 2005): 123-146.

U.S. Congress. House. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Thaddeus H. Caraway, Late a Senator from Arkansas. 72d Cong., 1st sess., 1931-1932. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1932.

Williams, Nancy A., ed. Arkansas Biography: A Collection of Notable Lives. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2000: 53-54.

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