Wright Patman: Twentieth-Century Populist

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Kayleah Cumpian , Northeast Texas Community College
In 1892, Colorado voters gave a plurality to a populist, James B. Weaver.  But what was populism?  My State of Texas Caldwell-prize-winning work shows that populism was a pervasive movement of rural protest that extended even into the twentieth century through the work of Congressman Wright Patman.