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Steve Carrigan collection

Steve Carrigan collection

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Finding aid for the Steve Carrigan collection

BC.MSS.06.09

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

January 7, 2016



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Carrigan, Steve, Jr., 1884-1944
Title: Steve Carrigan collection
Dates: 1927-1934
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence and other documents related to the career of attorney Steve Carrigan and his 1934 campaign for prosecuting attorney in the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Arkansas.
Identification: BC.MSS.06.09
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and other documents related to the career of attorney Steve Carrigan and his 1934 campaign for prosecuting attorney in the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Arkansas.


Biographical Information

Steven P. Carrigan Jr. was born October 6, 1884, in Hempstead County, Ark., to Steven Carrigan Sr. and his wife Nora. The Carrigans were a large family that had migrated to Hempstead County from North Carolina in the 1850s. Steve Carrigan Sr. was one the largest landowners in the county.

In 1905, Steve Carrigan Jr. attended Cumberland University Law School in Lebanon, Tennessee, and in January 1906, he was admitted to the Arkansas Bar. He established his law practice in Hope, Arkansas, in partnership with Thomas Jobe. On November 9, 1910, Carrigan married Mary Delia Pence, the daughter of John and Molly Pence of Conway, Arkansas. The couple had one daughter, Mary Delia, born June 17, 1917.

From the time he was admitted to the bar until his death, Steve Carrigan Jr. practiced law in Hope and throughout southwest Arkansas. He served briefly as U.S. District Attorney for Western Arkansas, and in 1926, won the office of prosecuting attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Arkansas. He was defeated for reelection in 1930, after which he returned to private practice in partnership with Luke Monroe. He again ran for the prosecuting attorney position in 1934, a race documented in the material in this collection. He was again defeated.

As with other members of his family, Steve Carrigan Jr. was active throughout his life in the Democratic Party, locally and statewide, even attending some national conventions. He was a popular speaker, and occasionally he was encouraged to run for governor. He died in 1944. His wife Delia died in 1971.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- Politics and government
Carrigan, Steve, Jr., 1884-1944
Eighth Judicial District (Ark.)
Hope (Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Steve Carrigan collection, MSS.06.09, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2006


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