Walter D. Myers photographs
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- 1948-1952, undated
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Myers was a veteran of World War I and helped organize the American Legion, working for its headquarters to be located in Indianapolis. From 1913 to 1937, Myers served in a variety of public offices including attorney for the Safety, Public Health, Park and Sanitary Boards of Indiana; assistant Indianapolis city attorney; speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives (1931-1933); and special counsel to a U.S. Senate Committee (1936-1937). In 1940, he was appointed fourth asistant postmaster general by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and served until 1953.
Myers was very active in Democratic politics, serving a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920, 1924, and 1928. When Roosevelt was up for the vice-presidential nomination, Myers delivered one of the nominating speeches at the Democratic National Convention. Myers 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 and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Items in the collection.
Ancestry.com. "Katharine Myers." Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1940. Accessed October 21, 2021. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Katharine Myers Northman Dickson." U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current. Accessed October 21, 2021. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Walter Myers." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 21, 2021. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Walter Myers." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 21, 2021. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Walter Myers, Jr." Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1940. Accessed October 21, 2021. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
"Myers, Walter." In Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1917-1966, p. 445. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.
Findagrave.com. "Katharine Myers Dickson." Find A Grave Memorial. Accessed May 18, 2016. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/196210578/katharine-dickson.
Findagrave.com. "Walter D. Myers." Find A Grave Memorial. Accessed May 18, 2016. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45976801/walter-myers.
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- Myers, Walter D. (Walter Dennis), 1882-1973
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- Politicians -- Indiana
- Politicians -- United States -- 20th century
- Politics and government
- Postmasters -- Indiana
- Rogers, Will, 1879-1935
- United States -- Politics and government - 20th century
- Walter D. Myers photographs
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