TITLE

Southern Gentlemen Preferred

PUB. DATE
June 1941
SOURCE
New Republic;6/2/41, Vol. 104 Issue 22, p749
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Presents information related to the effects of the seniority rule on the leadership of the U.S. Congress with emphasis on the strong position of the Democratic legislators from the Southern states in the Congress. Attainment of chairmanship of a committee in the Congress by a legislator of the majority party on the basis of longest record of service on the committee; Factors contributing to the dominance of Southern Democrats over the Republicans; Problems associated with the New Deal related to the seniority principle.
ACCESSION #
14707216

 

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