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Albert H. Vestal collection 1899-1932, bulk 1917-1932

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L352 (Text) 00000106353972 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1.3 Cubic feet 4 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/04 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/20 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The bulk of the collection is invitations, programs, and announcements for social events in Washington, D.C. Other items include clippings related to Vestal's work in Congress; his diary and other materials from his trip to California and Alaska (1927); speeches; a record of assistance given to World War I veterans and their families in his congressional district; and a transcript of headlines made by Vestal during 1917.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Albert H. Vestal papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
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.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L384 Maude Vestal papers, 1920-1940
Biographical or Historical Data:
Albert Henry Vestal was born on January 18, 1875, near Frankton, Madison County, Indiana. His parents were William and Mary (Jackson) Vestal. He taught for over six years in Nebraska and Indiana. On September 15, 1895, he married Madge Horn with whom he had two children, Vivian and Ralph. In 1896, he graduated from Valparaiso University, was admitted to the bar, and began practicing in Frankton, Indiana. After a short time in the office of Wood and Ellis, he formed his own partnership with James M. Farlow. His wife died on August 5, 1899. Vestal was remarried to Hulda Maude Malone on January 8, 1903. From 1900-1906, Vestal was prosecuting attorney of the 50th judicial circuit. After leaving this office, he practiced in Anderson, Indiana, at the firm Vestal and Van Nuys. He ran for U.S. Congress in 1908 and 1914 and was defeated in both races. He was finally elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1916 and served in the next eight Congresses (1917-1932). Vestal served as the majority whip from 1923-1932. He died on April 1, 1932, in Washington, D.C.Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 13 Apr. 2006. .Brandon, Rodney H. Who is Who in Anderson. Anderson, IN, 1908.Commemorative Biographical Record of Prominent and Representative Men of Indianapolis and Vicinity Containing Biographical Sketches of Business and Professional Men and of Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago: J. H. Beers and Company, 1908.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Vestal, Hulda Malone.
United States. Congress. House.
Judges > Indiana.
Lawyers > Indiana.
Legislators > Indiana.
Legislators > United States.
United States > Description and travel > 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918.
Frankton (Ind.)
Madison County (Ind.)
Washington (D.C.)
Genre: Legislative bills.
Theater programs.

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