Black and white sketch of Thaddeus H. Caraway, including biographical narrative.


The most feared man in debate

T.H. Caraway

Senator Thaddeus H. Caraway who had the shortest biography in the congressional directory was born in 1871 in Spring Hill, Missouri….. He graduated from Dickson College, Tenn., 1896, with A.B. Degree.. Taught country school and studied law.. Admitted to the bar 1901.. Began law practice at Lake City but moved to Jonesboro... Elected prosecuting attorney and served two terms..

Elected to congress in 1912 and served eight years being member of 63, 64, 65, 65, and 66th congress.. In 1920 was elected U.S. Senator for the term 1921-1927 and was re-elected for the term ending Mar. 3, 1933. He was the most feared man in the U.S. Senate in debate.. Sen. Caraway died in 1931.. And was succeeded in the U.S. Senate by his widow, Mrs. Hattie Caraway...

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"




MS.000379, Image 11

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Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

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Thaddeus H. Caraway, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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