Creator

Date Original

1944

Description

This collection contains a campaign postcard by Hattie Caraway seeking reelection in 1944.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway (1878-1950) was born to William Wyatt and Lucy Burch Wyatt February 1, 1878 near Bakersville, Tennessee. In 1902, she married Thaddeus H. Caraway, whom she met while attending Dickson Normal College in Tennessee. They had three sons: Paul Wyatt, Forrest, and Robert Easley. Hattie stayed home and raised their sons while her husband practiced law. Her husband was elected to the Senate in 1920 , where he served until his death November 6, 1931. Upon his death, Hattie Wyatt Caraway was appointed to the Senate, later winning a special election in 1932, making her the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Tennessee

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.028.042

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Hattie W. Caraway campaign postcard, SMC.028.042

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Hattie W. Caraway campaign postcard, 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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