Walter D. Myers, Sr. oral history
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In the second interview (p. 41-71), Myers discusses his attempt to run for the U.S. Senate in 1928, Paul McNutt, running for the Indiana House of Representatives, his book, Red Skelton, Thomas Taggart, the Ku Klux Klan, Albert Beveridge, the American Legion, various Indiana political figures, how Indiana changed over his lifetime, and the Balls of Muncie, Indiana.
- 1970/12/04, 1971/01/20
- Myers, Walter D. (Walter Dennis), 1882-1973 (Interviewee, Person)
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Myers was very active in Democratic politics serving a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920, 1924, and 1928. When FDR was up for the vicepresidential nomination, Myers delivered one of the nominating speeches at the National Convention. He ran for Mayor of Indianapolis in 1925 as an anti-Ku Klux Klan candidate, but was defeated by John L. Duvall. In 1928, he ran for the United States Senate, but was again defeated. In addition to his career of public service, Walter Myers was also an author. He wrote a number of articles and law books including The ‘Guv’: A Tale of Midwest Law and Politics. Myers died on August 4, 1973.
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