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Tabert investigating committee at Florida legislature, Tallahassee, Fla.
Tabert investigating committee at Florida legislature, Tallahassee, Fla.
TitleTabert investigating committee at Florida legislature, Tallahassee, Fla.
Date of Original1923-04 or 05
DescriptionMembers of the Tabert investigating committee pose for a group portrait in front of the Florida legislature in Tallahassee. Identified are Sen. John Clay Smith, Rep. C.H. Kennerly, Rep. Frederick Van Roy, a stenographer, Sen. John C. Stokes, Gudmundur Grimson, and Sen. W.A. MacWilliams.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectLaw
People
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Governmental investigations
Legislators
Judges
Personal NameSmith, John Clay
Kennerly, C. H.
Van Roy, Frederick
Stokes, John C.
Grimson, Gudmundur, 1878-1965
MacWilliams, W. A.
LocationCross City (Fla.)
Decade1920-1929
Item Number10120-298
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Sen. John Clay Smith Pensacola, Fla., Rep. C.H. Kennerly Palatka Fla. secretary of committee, Rep. Frederick Van Roy Citrus Co. Fla., stenographer to committee, Sen. John C. Stokes Pensacola, Fla. chairman of committee, G. Grimson Langdon N.D. special assistant attorney general of North Dakota, Sen. W.A. MacWilliams St. Augustine Fla. Tabert investigating committee, Florida Leg."--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryMartin Tabert was arrested for vagrancy in Florida, and was leased to a lumber company chain gang. A combination of flogging by the gang boss and illness killed Tabert. His family sent money to pay Tabert's fine, but the money did reach Florida in time. Judge Gudmundur Grimson investigated the case and the publicity brought to the case eventually changed the treatment of prisoners in Florida and across the United States.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionGudmundur Grimson Papers Mss 10120
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/10120.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10120-298)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10120298
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