Alben W. Barkley

Alben W. Barkley
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Personal details
BornTemplate:Birth date
Graves County, Kentucky
DiedApril 30, 1956(1956-04-30) (aged 78)
Lexington, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dorothy Brower Barkley, Jane Hadley Barkley
Alma materEmory University, University of Virginia

Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877 – April 30, 1956) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate from Paducah, Kentucky, majority leader of the Senate, and the thirty-fifth Vice President of the United States. He was the oldest Vice President of the United States at the age of 71 years, 57 days. He ran for president in 1952, however the Democratic Party primaries had nominated Adlai Stevenson II instead and labor union leaders rejected him to run because of old age (74).