Creator

Date Original

1885-1920

Description

This collection contains three plantation ledgers and a college yearbook.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Kavanaugh Oldham (1865-1938) served as acting Governor of Arkansas in 1913, when Joseph T. Robinson resigned to become United States Senator. Oldham was born in Kentucky and moved to Arkansas, where he settled in Pettus in Lonoke County. He was a highly successful cotton planter and served as a member of the Arkansas Cotton Growers Association and as chairman of the Cotton Reduction Commission. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1907, to the State Senate in1911, and as President pro tempore of the Senate in 1913. He died at his home in Lonoke County in 1938.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000318

Resource Type

Text

Collection

William Kavanaugh Oldham plantation records, MS.000318

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William Kavanaugh Oldham plantation records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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