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Albert, Carl Bert,

1908–2000, U.S. Congressman (1947–76), b. McAlester, Okla. Admitted to the bar in 1935, Albert enlisted (1941) in the army as a private, served (1942–46) in the Pacific during World War II, and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Elected (1946) as a Democrat to the House of Representatives from a rural Oklahoma district, he rose to the positions of majority whip (1955–62), majority leader (1962–71), and Speaker of the House (1971–76). A loyal member of the farm bloc, Albert was also a reliable supporter of the liberal social and economic policies of the Democratic party.
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An examination of two representative figures from vastly different ideological wings of the Democratic Party, Congressman Carl Albert and Congresswoman Helen Gahagan, reveals that congressional Democrats, in league with Truman, helped bridge the old Wilson-Bryan divide and forge a foreign policy that effectively met the exigencies of the age.
''We gave Nixon no choice but Ford,'' House Speaker Carl Albert recalled later.
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* Respect and friendship have nothing to do with the expletives directed at Carl Albert and Hale Boggs, which Bella's assistant at the time, Esther Newberg, heard her say (outside the hallowed halls of Congress).
Gary Copeland, associate professor, University of Oklahoma, assumed the directorship of The Carl Albert Center for Congressional Research and Studies, served as president of the Southwestern Political Science Association, and acted as president of the Norman Public Schools Board of Education in 2000.
The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides financial assistance to researchers working at the Center's archives.
On June 1, 1973, he wrote an article urging Nixon and Agnew both to resign so that Democratic House Speaker Carl Albert could become president.
It would be hard to imagine the likes of Sam Rayburn, John McCormick, Carl Albert, and Tip O'Neill even attempting such a task.
Carl Albert, who was Speaker of the House, concurred with Johnson that a commission would be a good way to "shut up" any doubters of the FBl's integrity.
Carl Albert performed a largely nurturing role, educating members of Congress about the new process, reassuring committee chairs that the new system was not designed to challenge their authority but rather to produce an alternative to the president's budget.
Its board of directors had included such well-known ex-officeholders as House speaker Carl Albert (D-Okla.) and Rep.
Danney Goble is the historian with the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma.