The Movement Comes of Age

C.B. Randell to Erminia Folsom, November 25, 1910

Choice Boswell Randell was born in Georgia in 1857. He moved to Texas as a young attorney and established a law practice in Denison, where he became city attorney and then won election as Grayson County attorney. In 1901 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Randell was well known for his ability to bring home public funds to his district for public buildings. He became unpopular with his colleagues after he began a crusade to prevent members of Congress from receiving gifts or fees from corporations or individuals with an interest in pending legislation. Randell was defeated in a bid for the Senate in 1912 and returned home to practice law in Sherman. He died in 1945.

Here, Randell exposes a common argument in the South against women's suffrage.

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C.B. Randell to Erminia Folsom, 1910

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C.B. Randell to Erminia Folsom, November 25, 1910, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 

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