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GEHTHS opens new speakers series with talk on 19th-century congressman

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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:01 am

In 1968, while reading Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Barbara Tuchman's "The Proud Tower," an account of the world in the decades immediately preceding World War I, Joseph T. Wilkins was struck by the story of Thomas B. Reed, a Republican congressman from Maine who fought tirelessly against the violent obstructionism of Southern Democrats.

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