Date Original

circa 1906


This collection contains one broadside, a W.B.W. Heartsill announcement in his campaign for the legislature, Sebastian County: "I will at the following times and places discuss the pending issues pertaining to the present Primary canvas."

Biographical/Historical Note

Willie Blount Wright Heartsill was born in Louisville, Tennessee, on September 14, 1840. He was a captain, spy, and scout in the Confederate army, and was chief of police of East Tennessee. After the war, he moved to Sebastian County, Arkansas, held positions in the Circuit Court, and was postmaster from 1885-1889. He became involved in the farmer's movement in 1884, worked with the Farmers' Alliance, and joined the Knights of Labor in 1892. He accepted the nomination of the new People's Party for the U.S. House of Representatives and was defeated, but won election as a Democratic state representative in 1906. He was elected again in 1908 and 1912, but died in Little Rock on March 7, 1913.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Sebastian County (Ark.)





Resource Type



W.B.W. Heartsill campaign announcement, SMC.BS.053


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

W.B.W. Heartsill campaign announcement, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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