Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana

Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana

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Thomas J. Walsh, Democratic senator from Montana from 1913 to 1933, fought throughout his long career against corruption and monopoly power. His most celebrated coup was breaking open the Teapot Dome scandal of 1923 -- 24, revealing that the secretary of the interior had accepted loans from oil men in return for leases of U.S. naval oil reserves.Some Democrats were unhappy with Wilsons wartime administration and with their Montana leadership. All the parties, in fact, were in ferment. Most striking of the political developments was the farmersa#39; Nonpartisan League. Founded in Northanbsp;...

Title:Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana
Author:James Leonard Bates
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 1999


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