President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Nashville for funeral of Joseph W. Byrns, 1936 June
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Pictured: The arrival of the flag-draped casket of Congressman Joseph Wellington “Jo” Byrns, Sr. in Nashville, Tennessee via train. President Roosevelt, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, and others were among the dignitaries. Bryns (July 20, 1869-June 4, 1936) was a U.S. politician, born in Cedar Hill, Robertson County. He displayed a strong early interest in politics and served in state government. Bryns graduated from Nashville High School in 1887 and from the law department of Vanderbilt University in 1890. In 1900 he was elected to the Tennessee State Senate. In 1908, Bryns was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives from Tennessee’s 5th and 6ths districts. He was in office from 1909 until his death in 1936. Byrns was the 46th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (January 3, 1935-June 4, 1936) and prior to that was the 8th Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives (1933-1935). Byrns was very loyal to the New Deal, especially as it related to Agriculture. Upon his death in Washington, D.C., a funeral service was held in the United States Capitol, attended by President Roosevelt and other dignitaries and later services were held in Nashville, also attended by President Roosevelt, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, and others. Byrns was interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. Forms part of Record Group 412, Photographs Collection. 1 photograph negative : b & w ; 4 x 5 in.
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- Byrns, Joseph Wellington, 1869-1936
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Nashville (Tenn.)--Social life and customs
Nashville and Davidson County (Tenn.)--History--Sources
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- President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Nashville for funeral of Joseph W. Byrns, 1936 June. 1930/1939. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://nashville.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/nr/id/5024. (Accessed February 25, 2020.)
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