100 years ago - Tennessee ratification quesioned


August 26, 2020

Editor’s Note: From the Sept. 9, 1920 Edmunds County Democrat.

The Tennessee House of Representatives, with a quorum present for the first time since August 20, expunged from its journal all record of ratification of the federal suffrage amendment and voting, to non-concur in the action of Senate in ratifying the amendment.

Governor Roberts, on being notified of the House’s action, declined to make any statement other than to say that the situation could only be dealt with in a legal manner and was in the hands of Attorney General Thompson. The latter, in a letter read on the House fl...

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