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Tennessee's Finis James Garrett served in the House of Representatives continuously from 1905 to 1929. In 1923. 1925 and 1927 he was nominated for what has often been called the second most important job in the U. S.—the House Speakership. Republican majorities defeated him each time and by 1928 Representative Garrett was convinced that the best he could ever hope for in the House was the minority leadership he had held for five years. In 1928, he ran against bumbling Kenneth McKellar in the primary for the U....

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