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ALFORD, Thomas Dale (1916-2000)

ALFORD, THOMAS DALE, a Representative from Arkansas; born in New Hope, Pike County, Ark., January 28, 1916; attended the public schools of Rector, Ark.; B.S., Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, Ark., (University of Central Arkansas); M.D., University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Little Rock, Ark., 1939; postgraduate training at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.; United States Army Medical Corps, 1940-1946; assistant professor, Emory University College of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., 1947-1948; teaching faculty, University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Little Rock, Ark., 1948-1958; member of the board of education, Little Rock, Ark., 1955-1958; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1960; elected as an Independent Democrat as a write-in candidate to the Eighty-sixth and as a Democrat to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination; died on January 25, 2000, in Little Rock, Ark.; interment in Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.

Columbia University
Oral History Archives
New York, NY
Oral History: 1970. 84 pages.
Indexed. Written permission from donor required for use.


Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Abilene, KS
Oral History: 84 pages.
By agreement with Columbia University.


University of Texas at Austin
Briscoe Center for American History
Austin, TX
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn papers, ca. 1831-2007, approximately 119 feet.
Persons represented include Dale Alford.