He looked like a monkey, many said, but could laugh about that. He had a stomach ulcer — dining on crackers and milk for years, which was the recommended remedy in that day — that ultimately killed him. Stubbs covers that turf well and, further, sets it admirably against the backdrop of national and international events that triggered his run for Congress and made it successful. In , war was underway in Europe and Asia and President Roosevelt was pushing for more American engagement against isolationist sentiment.
Roosevelt was also extremely popular among Democrats for his New Deal efforts and such. Byrns nonetheless won the Democratic primary with a plurality vote. After the primary, a lot of disaffected Democrats were mad, aghast at the idea of voting for either Byrns or the Republican who also opposed the president and looking for someone else. Enter Priest, after some prodding. It was an amazing race, the likes of which may never be seen again in our state — unless the wishes of some tea party people materialize.
He rose in stature until his death at a relatively early age. Stubbs suggests that the choice of his name, and the respect Priest had earned among colleagues saddened by his death, was a considerable factor in winning congressional approval of funding to build the dam. His papers were recently donated to the State Library and Archives by his daughter.
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Congress 85th, 1st session: Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of James Percy Priest, late a Representative from Tennessee. Washington: Government Printing Office, Featured Search Historical Highlights of the House. Learn about Foreign Leader Addresses. Featured Search the People of the House.
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