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Seymour H. Person papers

Identifier: 00023

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence between Person and his two close friends and advisors, Frank Young and Colonel Alger. Also included are several articles giving viewpoints on the prohibition issue, and congressional bills, noticeably the Beck-Linthicum Bill (an amendment to the 18th Amendment), also relating to prohibition. One telegram warns Person of the conditions in copper mines in Michigan, hinting at labor-management trouble.


  • Creation: 1930 - 1933


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Seymour H. Person, a "wet" republican (he was opposed to prohibition), was elected to the United States House of Representatives by the Sixth District of Michigan in 1930. During his term, prohibition was protected by the 18th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which Person fought to repeal. In 1932, he was defeated by "dry" Democrat Grant Hudson, whom he had defeated in the previous election. After his term expired, Person intended to organize a new law firm and settle down to the life of a lawyer.


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Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Seymour H. Person. Transferred by the MSU Museum.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Seymour H. Person Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
April 1965
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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