TITLE

The Growth of the Lobby

PUB. DATE
December 1929
SOURCE
Congressional Digest;Dec29, Vol. 8 Issue 12, p295
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article chronicles the growth of lobbying in the U.S. During the first half of the nineteenth century, delegations from various sections of the country appear to have come to Washington for the purpose of influencing the U.S. Congress on various public questions. Finally, the custom of having one or more representatives permanently located in Washington grew up until, during the 1850's, lobbyists became a noticeable and accepted part of Washington life. Lobbying methods have shown wide variety ranging from the old-fashioned "entertainment," consisting of everything from lavish service of food and drink to elaborate free excursions for members of legislative bodies and from outright contributions to campaign funds to subtle social favors.
ACCESSION #
12298315

 

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