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Paul V. McNutt caricature

 Collection — Folder: OB126
Identifier: OB126

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a caricature of Paul V. McNutt created by J. Matthews circa 1916-1919.


  • circa 1916-1919


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Paul Vories McNutt was born on July 19, 1891, in Franklin, Indiana. His parents were John C. and Ruth Neely McNutt. The family moved to Martinsville, Indiana, in 1899. He graduated from Indiana University in 1913 and Harvard University Law School in 1916. He then returned to Martinsville to practice law with his father. In the fall of 1917, McNutt accepted an assistant professorship at the Indiana University Law School. McNutt served as an officer in World War I and resumed his post at the Indiana University Law School upon his return in 1919. In 1925, he was appointed Dean of the school and held the position until the inauguration as Governor of Indiana in 1933.

McNutt was elected Governor of Indiana on the Democratic ticket in November 1932. He also served as High Commissioner to the Philippines (1937-1939); administrator of the Farm Security Administrator (1939-1945); chairman of the War Manpower Commission (1942-1945); and the first United States ambassador to the Philippine Republic (1946-1947). In 1940, he ran for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States but was defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Following his term as a United States ambassador, McNutt retired from public service and practiced law in New York, Washington, D.C., and Manila. He died on March 24, 1955.

Biographical Note

No information is available about the artist, J. Matthews.


0.05 Cubic Feet (1 medium oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Governor's office on 1937/01/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/10/08 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2021/10/08 by Lauren Patton.


Paul V. McNutt caricature
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.