Barkley, Alben William (11/24/1877-04/30/1956)

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  • Occupation: U.S. Senator, politician, Vice President of the United States
  • Number of Terms: 4


  • Barkley, Alben William
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Senator
  • United States. Office of the Vice President
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)


Smithsonian Board of Regents

Regent type

Senator and Vice President (Democrat)




  • Served in two capacities, as a senator, and ex officio as Vice-President.
  • American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Dictionary of American Biography. Supplement 6. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1980; National Cyclopedia of American Biography. Volume 42. New York: James T. White & Co., 1958. Reprint. Volumes 1-50. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1967-1971; Who Was Who in America. A component of "Who's Who in American History." Volume 3, 1951-1960. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1966.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


Regent Tenure: 11/15/1937-01/20/1949; 01/20/1949-01/20/1953


  • Politicians
  • Legislators
  • Regents
  • Kentucky


  • United States
  • Kentucky



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