LUDLOW, Louis Leon

LUDLOW, Louis Leon
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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LUDLOW, Louis Leon, A Representative from Indiana; born on a farm near Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., June 24, 1873; attended the grade and high schools; moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in 1892 and became a reporter and later a political writer; Washington correspondent for Indiana and Ohio newspapers and member of the Congressional Press Galleries 1901-1929; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929-January 3, 1949); election to the Seventy-first Congress was unsuccessfully contested by Ralph E. Updike; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; resumed work as a newspaper correspondent until his death in Washington, D.C., November 28, 1950; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Indiana State Library

Indianapolis, IN
Papers: In the Hugh A. Barnhart Papers, 1898-1964, 26 boxes. Subjects include Louis Ludlow. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Oral History: In the Virginia Jenckes Interview, 1967, 88 pages. In the interview with Virginia Jenckes in October 1967, whe recalls her association with Louis Ludlow in Congress. Restricted.
Oral History: In the Josephine Hubbard Interview, 1968. Mrs. Hubbard, wife of Indiana cartoonist and author "Kim" Hubbard, tells of her husband's association with Louis Ludlow.

Indiana University Libraries
The Lilly Library

Bloomington, IN
Papers: 1898-1948, 8355 items. The papers include correspondence, printed material, scrapbooks, and writing documenting Louis Leon Ludlow's tenure as a Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as his work as a journalist. A finding aid for the papers is available in the library and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Burns, Richard Dean, and W. Addams Dixon. "Foreign Policy and the 'Democratic Myth': The Debate on the Ludlow Amendment." Mid-America 47 (October 1965): 288-306.

Butler, James J. "Rep. Louis Ludlow Recalls: He Was In the Press Gallery When." Editor and Publisher 81 (10 July 1948): 26.

Griffin, Walter R. "Louis Ludlow and the War Referendum Crusade, 1935-1941." Indiana Magazine of History 64 (December 1968): 267-88.

Ludlow, Louis. From cornfield to press gallery; adventures and reminiscences of a veteran Washington correspondent. Washington, D.C.: W.F. Roberts Co., 1924.

------. Hell or Heaven. Boston, Mass.: The Stratford Company, [1937].

------. In the heart of Hoosierland: A story of the pioneers, based on many actual experiences. Washington, D.C.: Pioneer Book Co., 1925.

------. Senator Solomon Spiffledink. Washington, D.C.: Pioneer Book Company, 1927.

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