Richard B. Russell, Jr., Senator from Georgia

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Index
Note: Richard B. Russell, Jr., will be referred to throughout the index as RBR.
Agrarianism, RBR's belief in, 65, 150, 212, 307, 311, 314, 466, 495, 497
Agricultural Appropriations, subcommittee on: RBR appointed to, 124; RBR's work on, 155
Agriculture, 310-11; two-price system for, 158; policies for during World War II, 185-86; in Eightieth Congress, 213-15; fixed and flexible price supports for, 215- 16, 306-7; RBR regrets loss of family farms, 386; in Eisenhower administration, 304-8; soil bank for, 312-13; problems in, 314-16; RBR laments decline of, 315, 466; in Kennedy administration, 385-86
Aiken, George D., 215, 340, 428
Alexander, Will W., 151, 154
Alfalfa Club, 326-7
Allen, Marion H., 48, 139, 141
Alsop, Joseph: criticized by RBR, 208
Anderson, Clinton, 211, 247, 304, 340
Anderson, Leeman, 191, 206-7, 327; employed by RBR, 85, 122; marries Dorothy Webb, 206; death of, 470
Anderson, W. T., 63, 65; opposes RBR, 102
Anglo-Saxon culture: RBR devoted to, 82, 124, 184, 190, 217, 495
Antiballistic missile system: RBR supports, 459-61, 464, 486
Antilynching legislation, 166, 168
Appleby, Margaret, 206-7
Appropriations Committee, 221; RBR appointed to, 123; RBR becomes chairman of, 463
Armed Services Committee, 265; formed, 221; RBR appointed to, 221; holds hearings on racial integration, 234-35; Johnson appointed to, 266-68; questions military officers on defense, 353; alarmed at American missile program, 362-64; work of RBR on, 364-65, 373; recommends greater defense expenditures, 388; Stennis becomes chairman of, 463
Awards, received by RBR, 97, 467, 484
Ayers, Harry M.: recommends RBR for vice president, 272
Baldwin, C. B., 170; defended by RBR, 157
Bankhead, John H., 151, 153, 157
Barkley, Alben, 181, 188, 496
Bates, William M., 188, 332, 367, 379, 426, 427, 435, 443, 470; first press secretary for RBR, 324
Bay of Pigs, 389
Benson, Ezra Taft, 304-5, 307
Berlin crisis, 388
Blacks, 165-66; views of by RBR, 74-75; and social equality, 145; appointed to federal offices, 165; progress of integration of, 22-29; relocation of, 235, 244-45; RBR hopes for votes from, 450

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - A Rich Heritage 1
  • 2 - In School, 1911-1918 16
  • 3 - Political Apprenticeship 37
  • 4 - The Campaign for Governor 60
  • 5 - Governor Russell 79
  • 6 - Election to the United States Senate 101
  • 7 - Russell Goes to Washington 122
  • 8 - The Later New Deal 149
  • 9 - Foreign Affairs and World War II 175
  • 10 - Russell and Postwar America 199
  • 11 - Russell, Truman, and Civil Rights 224
  • 12 - Dangers at Home and Abroad 243
  • 13 - A Bid for the Presidency, 1952 271
  • 14 - Russell in the Eisenhower Years 301
  • 15 - Civil Rights: The 1950s 329
  • 16 - Russell and the Cold War 349
  • 17 - Kennedy, Russell, and the New Frontier 371
  • 18 - Johnson and the Great Society 404
  • 19 - The Frustration of Vietnam 435
  • 20 - The End of a Long Career 465
  • 21 - Summing Up 494
  • Notes 503
  • Index 555
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