Publications - Nebraska State Historical Society Volume 10

Publications - Nebraska State Historical Society Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... he wore easily because natural to himself. Mr. Paddock was not an orator. He made no pretenses to forensic ability. He shunned rather than courted the stump. From a sense of duty he bore his share of campaigning, but never enjoyed the platform, and neither sought nor expected glory from the hustings. But he thought clearly and he wrote well upon subjects which interested him. He was facile with his pen and felicitous in his use of language. He rarely spoke extemporaneously in the Senate, but his carefully prepared speeches on topics economic and political were above the average of his colleagues. At least, he never wearied the Senate. When he spoke it was because he had something to say, because he felt that he was called upon to say it in his representative capacity, and because he honestly felt that it would be better said than left unsaid. His unwearying industry was the predominant characteristic of Mr. Paddock as a public man. No senator ever worked more untiringly for a constituency. There was no detail of correspondence too small, no appeal for investigation and help too insignificant, no cause for a Nebraskan too petty to attract his immediate attention and his personal and unswerving interest. What other senators left for clerks and messengers to investigate and report upon, Senator Paddock attended to in person. He made himself an always willing messenger for the humblest as well as the most influential of his constituents with an energy that was as tireless as it was persistent. As a western senator (whose people were concerned with the pressing questions of the disposal of the public lands, of irrigation, of Indian affairs, of pensions, of the problems of agriculture and of cattle raising, with the thousand and more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754778
  • 9781236754776