By Franklin L. Kury
During this legislative autobiography Franklin L. Kury tells the tale approximately his election to the Pennsylvania apartment of Representatives, and later the Senate, opposed to the senior Republican in the home and an entrenched patronage association. the single Democrat elected from his district to serve in the home or Senate because the Roosevelt landslide in 1936, Kury was once instrumental in enacting the environmental modification to the country structure, a complete fresh streams legislations, the gubernatorial incapacity legislation, reform of the Senate’s strategy for affirmation of gubernatorial appointments, a brand new public application legislation, and flood simple and hurricane water administration legislation. the tale informed this is according to Kury’s reminiscences of his event, supplemented via his own records, huge examine within the legislative data, and conversations with people an expert at the concerns. This ebook is easily documented with notes and appendices of important records. a number of chapters supply specified “inside” descriptions of ways campaigns succeeded and the enactment of laws occurred. The passage of the environmental modification, fresh streams legislation, public software code, flood undeniable and hurricane water administration legislation, and the gubernatorial incapacity legislations are stated in a fashion that finds what it takes to go such proposals. The booklet concludes with the author’s reflections at the legislature’s historic legacies, its current operation, and its destiny.
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My fears proved unjustified. I won by a vote of 10,564 to 9,625, a plurality of 939. The size of the plurality removed another fear. Based on the experience of Dr. indb 37 8/18/11 12:37 PM 38 Chapter 3 the campaign on the assumption that if my winning margin was less than 500 votes on election night I would never take the seat. The victory became a statewide story. ” Similar stories were carried in Pittsburgh and other areas. Beth and I were elated. We had truly cracked Gibraltar. I was on my way to the House of Representatives.
Source: Personal file photo. That September I left the governor’s office and entered the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia. I chose Penn over Yale because of a scholarship and its being closer to home. Politics continued to attract my efforts. Although I took no part in the 1958 campaigns after starting law school, in 1960 I re-entered politics to become the Pennsylvania Co-Chair, along with William Wister, a Penn Law School classmate, of Students for Kennedy and Johnson. After meeting with Mayor Richardson Dilworth, Chair of Citizens for Kennedy and Johnson, and his executive assistant, Natalie Saxe, we organized Students for Kennedy-Johnson chapters on about sixty Pennsylvania campuses.
Both Van Kirk and Brittain agreed to help me. Esther and Frank Cotner of Washingtonville became active supporters. Basse Beck became chairman of the Bipartisan Citizens for Kury Committee, just as he had promised. His stature as a businessman and his wellknown advocacy for environmental reclamation put significant heft into the campaign. For committerer treasurer I was fortunate to get William T. Deeter, president of the Danville National Bank, who diligently handled paying the campaign bills from the $7,500 my wife and I put into the campaign.