Creator

Date Original

1886-1927

Description

This collection contains correspondence and printed material related to Thomas McRae's term of office in the United States Congress, as well as his law and banking businesses. Included are his efforts with Mountain Meadows Massacre claims, forest and natural resource reclamation, and timber land in Indian Territory, etc.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas C. McRae was born December 21, 1851, at Mount Holly, Union County, Arkansas. He studied law and began his practice in 1873, in Rosston, Nevada County, Arkansas. He married Amelia Ann White in December 1874, and shortly thereafter, moved to Prescott, Arkansas. McRae became a state representative in 1877, chaired the Democratic State Conventions in 1884 and 1902, and served as a United States Congressman from 1885-1903. Upon retiring from Congress, McRae returned to his law and banking businesses. In 1921, he became Arkansas's twenty-sixth governor, serving two terms. While governor, McRae fought for improvements to the state highways and public education. He returned to Prescott after his second term ended in 1925, continuing with his law practice until his death on June 2, 1929.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000682

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Thomas C. McRae congressional papers, MS.000682

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Thomas C. McRae congressional papers, 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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