Alben W. Barkley

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Alben W. Barkley
35th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1949 – January 20, 1953
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Harry S. Truman
Succeeded by Richard Nixon
5th United States Senate Majority Leader
In office
July 22, 1937 – January 3, 1947
Deputy J. Hamilton Lewis
Sherman Minton
Lister Hill
Preceded by Joseph Taylor Robinson (D)
Succeeded by Wallace H. White, Jr. (R)
8th United States Senate Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Deputy Scott Lucas
Preceded by Wallace H. White Jr. (R)
Succeeded by Kenneth S. Wherry
3rd Senate Democratic Leader
In office
July 22, 1937 – January 3, 1949
Deputy J. Hamilton Lewis
Sherman Minton
Lister Hill
Scott Lucas
Preceded by Joseph Taylor Robinson
Succeeded by Scott Lucas
United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
March 4, 1927 – January 19, 1949
Preceded by Richard P. Ernst
Succeeded by Garrett L. Withers
In office
January 3, 1955 – April 30, 1956
Preceded by John Sherman Cooper
Succeeded by Robert Humphreys
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1927
Preceded by Ollie M. James
Succeeded by William Voris Gregory
Personal details
Born November 24, 1877(1877-11-24)
Graves County, Kentucky
Died April 30, 1956(1956-04-30) (aged 78)
Lexington, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dorothy Brower Barkley, Jane Hadley Barkley
Alma mater Emory University, University of Virginia
Religion Methodist

Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877 – April 30, 1956) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate from Paducah, Kentucky, majority leader of the Senate, and the thirty-fifth Vice President of the United States. He was the oldest Vice President of the United States at the age of &&&&&&&&&&&&&071.&&&&&071 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&057.&&&&&057 days. He ran for president in 1952, however the Democratic Party primaries had nominated Adlai Stevenson II instead and labor union leaders rejected him to run because of old age (74).