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The Resource Collection on Homer E. Capehart

Collection on Homer E. Capehart

Label
Collection on Homer E. Capehart, 1932-1962
Title
Collection on Homer E. Capehart
Inclusive dates
1932-1962
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The materials in this collection date from 1933 to 1962 and include correspondence and a speech. Several of the items concern the construction of Monroe Reservoir, including a speech of Indiana Governor Harold W. Handley; a letter to President Eisenhower's Assistant, Sherman Adams, from Robert W. Kellum, Executive Secretary of the Flood Control and Water Resources Commission of the State of Indiana; and a telegram from Senator Capehart. A letter excerpted from a text on Soviet-American diplomacy reviews what was promised to President Roosevelt in 1933. Two letters of Capehart’s (dated 1944 and 1961) express anti-Communist and anti-Castro positions. Lastly, a letter of Capehart to Robert W. Kellum is a thank you for past support
Biographical or historical data
Homer Earl Capehart was born on June 6, 1897, in Algiers, Indiana, the son of Alvin Thomas and Susan (Kelso) Capehart. On January 19, 1921, he married Irma Viola Mueller. The couple had three children: Homer Earl, Thomas, and Patricia Louise. Capehart served in the 12th Infantry and Quartermaster Department, U.S. Army, from 1917-1919. Capehart initially worked as a salesman after World War I. He was with the Baker-Capehart Co., an advertising agency, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, from 1922 to 1923. By 1927, Capehart was the president of the Capehart Corporation, a manufacturing firm in Fort Wayne, a position he held till 1932. In 1933, he was vice-president of The Wurlitzer Company. He also owned Capehart Farms, Washington, Indiana. A Republican, he was elected United States Senator from Indiana in 1944, 1950, and 1956. Capehart was a member of the Lutheran church, the Masonic order (32nd degree Shriner), the Variety Club, and the National Press Club. He died in Indianapolis on September 3, 1979.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1897-1979
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Capehart, Homer E.
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  • Kellum, Robert W
  • Handley, Harold W.
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Communism
  • Flood control
  • Monroe, Lake (Ind.)
  • Monroe County (Ind.)
Label
Collection on Homer E. Capehart
Link
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17544770
Extent
1
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247197982
  • (OCoLC)247197982
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
folder
Label
Collection on Homer E. Capehart
Link
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17544770
Extent
1
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247197982
  • (OCoLC)247197982
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
folder

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