Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


 Profile of  Alben W. Barkley
Alben
Brief profile :
U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1927-1949
U.S. Senate Majority Leader, 1937-1947
U.S. Senate Minority Leader, 1947-1949
Vice President, 1949-1953
 
Personal Papers :  see Personal Papers and Organizational Records
 
Online Photos: Barkley photos
 
Biographical sketch :  
1877 (November 24) Born near Lowes, Kentucky
1897 A.B., Marvin College, Clinton, Kentucky
1901 Admitted to the Kentucky Bar
1902 Attended University of Virginia Law School
1905-1909 Prosecuting Attorney, McCracken County, Kentucky
1909-1913 Judge, McCracken County, Kentucky
1913-1927 U.S. Congressman, Kentucky
1927-1949 U.S. Senator, Kentucky
1937-1947 U.S. Senate Majority Leader
1947-1949 U.S. Senate Minority Leader
1949-1953 Vice President
1955-1956 U.S. Senator, Kentucky
1956 (April 30) Died, Lexington, Virginia