The Battle Lost and Won
"Extremes," Poem by Representative McComb

The primary suffrage measure passed the Texas House of Representatives by a margin of 84 to 34 on March 15, 1918. Representative Jacob McComb of Jacksboro was one of the dissenting votes. He composed this poem to explain why he voted no.

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"Extremes," Poem by Representative McComb. House Journal, Fourth Called Session, 35th Legislature, 1918. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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