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Author Pleasants, Julian M.,
Title The political career of W. Kerr Scott : the squire from Haw River / Julian M. Pleasants.
Imprint Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]

Author Pleasants, Julian M.,
Series New Directions in Southern History
New directions in southern history.
Subject Scott, William Kerr, 1896-1958.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Governors -- North Carolina -- Biography.
North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (406 pages .)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents The early years -- The election of 1948: the first primary -- The second primary -- Roads and schools, 1949 -- The referendum -- Crucible of liberalism: Frank Graham and the 1950 senate race -- The second primary -- Trials and tribulation: the last two years, 1951-1953 -- The third primary -- The senate years, 1954-1958 -- Legacy.
Summary The political biography of Kerr Scott covers his career in North Carolina as commissioner of agriculture (1936-1948), governor (1949-1953) and US senator (1954-1958). His progressive reforms, which changed the course of North Carolina's history, made him one of the most influential governors in the state's history. In 1954 he was elected to the US Senate, where he served effectively until his death in 1958.
ISBN 9780813146799 (electronic bk.)
0813146798 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 899577650
Additional Format Print version: Pleasants, Julian M. Political career of W. Kerr Scott. 9780813146775 0813146771 (DLC) 2014030787 (OCoLC)876686062