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Thomas C. McRae Papers, 1885-1929

Thomas C. McRae Papers, 1885-1929

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Thomas C. McRae Papers, 1885-1929 UALR.MS.0030

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201
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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-21T16:25-0500

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: Thomas C. McRae Papers, 1885-1929
Dates: 1885-1928
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet; 2 document boxes
Identification: UALR.MS.0030
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Arrangement

By material type: postal affairs correspondence, general correspondence, elections, legislative issues, pocket notebooks, printed speeches, biographical material, and newsclippings.

Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains correspondence, notes, speeches, and news clipping of Thomas Chipman McRae, U.S. congressman and Arkansas governor, concerning his political career.

Note: Additional McRae papers (1.5 linear feet, dating from 1879-1938) are held at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.


Biographical Note

Thomas Chipman McRae, son of Duncan L. McRae and Mary Ann Chipman, was born in Mount Holly, Arkansas, on 1851 December 21. He graduated from Soule Business College in New Orleans in 1869 and Washington and Lee University's law school in 1872. The following year, McRae was admitted to the Arkansas bar and established a law practice at Rosston, Arkansas. He married Ameria Ann White 1874 December 17. Five of the couple's nine children survived to adulthood.

In 1876, McRae was elected state representative from Nevada County and moved his practice to Prescott. A Democrat, McRae was elected to represent Arkansas's Third Congressional District in 1885. He remained in office through successive elections until his voluntary retirement in 1903. In 1909, Governor Donaghey appointed McRae to the board of trustees which managed the operations of the state's charitable institutions (the Arkansas Deaf Mute Institute, the School for the Blind, and the Hospital for Nervous Diseases).

In 1920, McRae defeated Republican Wallace Townsend in the gubernatorial election and was re-elected in 1922. His administration is noted for its focus on public education and highway construction. After leaving office in 1925, McRae returned to Prescott where he practiced law and served as president of the Bank of Prescott until his death 1929 June 2.


Arkansas. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Cravens, William Fadjo, Jr., 1929-2012, collector
Governors--Arkansas
Lawyers--Arkansas--History--20th century
McRae, Thomas C., (Thomas Chipman), 1851-1929
United States. Congress. House.

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.


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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

Thomas C. McRae Papers, 1885-1928, UALR.MS.0030. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, file number, box number, Thomas C. McRae Papers, 1885-1928, UALR.MS.0030.


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