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case of Senator Smoot

Schroeder, Theodore Albert

case of Senator Smoot

an academic discussion

by Schroeder, Theodore Albert

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Published by A.T. Schroeder in [New York, N.Y.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941.,
    • Polygamy -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby A.T. Schroeder.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE664.S68 S38
      The Physical Object
      Pagination20 p. ;
      Number of Pages20
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6955905M
      LC Control Number05016530
      OCLC/WorldCa11003594

      The Reed Smoot hearings (Smoot hearings or Smoot Case) were a series of Congressional hearings on whether the United States Senate should seat U.S. Senator Reed Smoot, who was elected by the Utah legislature in cite book | title = Testimony of Important Witnesses as Given in the Proceedings Before the Reed Smoot Hearings| author = United States Congress | . These lengthy hearings are usually referred to as the Reed Smoot Case. Although Senator Smoot retained his seat, the hearings proved to be very embarrassing for the church because of the testimony given concerning polygamy after the Manifesto and charges of Mormon Church interference in politics.   SMOOT’S OBLIGATIONS. The contention of the prosecution in the case against Smoot is that, as a representative of the Mormon Church, of which he is one of 12 apostles, his obligations to the church are such as to prevent him doing his duty as a senator. There is no effort to show Smoot up as a polygamist.


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Utah's election of Reed Smoot, a prominent Mormon, to the United States Senate sparked a marathon investigation that became the focus for Americans' fear, ignorance, and suspicion of Mormonism.

Statement of the Case On Februthe credentials for Reed Smoot (R-UT) were presented and placed on file. On the same day, a memorial from.

Reed Smoot (Janu – February 9, ) was a businessman and apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) when he was elected by the Utah state legislature to the United Case of Senator Smoot book Senate in ; he served as a Republican senator from to From his time in the Senate, Smoot is primarily remembered as the co-sponsor of the Called by: Lorenzo Snow.

The Reed Smoot hearings, also called Smoot hearings or the Smoot Case, were a series of Congressional hearings on whether the United States Senate should seat U.S.

Senator Reed Smoot, who was elected by the Utah legislature in Smoot was an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), one of the top 15 leaders of the church.

"The Politics of American Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle" by Kathleen Flake in an excellent book that bridges a gap between the late 19th and early 20th century in American religious history/5.

The Politics of American Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle by Kathleen Flake | out of 5 stars THE CASE OF SENATOR SMOOT AND THE MORMON CHURCH.

BY JAMES WILFORD GARNER, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. In January,a petition bearing the signatures of nine teen citizens of Utah was laid before the Senate, praying that Reed Smoot, a Senator-elect from that State, " be not permitted.

The Reed Smoot Case: Speech of Hon. Albert J. Beveridge of Indiana, in the Senate of the United States, in Support of the Minority Report of the Resolution that Reed Smoot is Not Entitled to a Seat in the Senate as a Senator from Utah, Febru Author: Albert Jeremiah Beveridge: Publisher: U.S.

Government Printing Office, 5/5(1). This review was originally written for The Baby us for new picture books reviews daily. Hello, friends. Our book today is Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow, written by Michelle Cuevas and illustrated by Sydney Smith, a fantastic fairy tale about having the courage to explore the world outside ones comfort zone.

Smoot is a precocious little shadow with a curious nature /5. The Tariff Act of (codified at 19 U.S.C. 4), commonly known as the Smoot–Hawley Tariff or Hawley–Smoot Tariff, was a law that implemented protectionist trade policies in the United red by Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C.

Hawley, it was signed by President Herbert Hoover on J The act raised US tariffs on o imported Enacted by: the 71st United States Congress. The [Senator Reed] Smoot trial. It was a huge deal.

It's like Watergate. As the 20th century dawned, both the nation and the Mormon Church knew they still had a Mormon problem. WASHINGTON, June 2. -- The Smoot case came up in the Senate to-day on a verbal report by Senator Burrows from the Committee on Privileges and Elections, which voted yesterday that Senator Smoot's.

Inthe Senate launched its investigation to determine whether Smoot had taken a church oath that included "an obligation of hostility to the United States." The inquiry quickly expanded beyond Senator Smoot to become a full dissection of the church's structure and machinery.

The investigation consumed two years. Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" is still the best guidebook available for a wide variety of climbs across Washington state. The routes are thoughtfully chosen to provide a wide variety of climbs from easy to very challenging, from afternoon jaunts to multi-day marathons in all regions across the state/5(5).

During the course of the proceedings, President Theodore Roosevelt took a liking to Smoot, and due to the president’s staunch support the GOP-dominated Senate voted convincingly,against dismissing the senator-apostle.

Once confirmed, Smoot became legendary for his indefatigable work ethic and wonkishness, to use a current term, as. Smoot-Hawley-Dorgan To make his case, the book offers a mixture of nostalgia, invective, and hyperbole that often tips into outright falsehoods.

Dorgan’s book more accurately reflects. The way an organization defines and develops its space reveals much about the program and the people who use it.

Such is the case for the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. This photograph of readers sharing a s-era talking book hangs in the lobby of the NLS headquarters.

Shall Reed Smoot, a Mormon, hold a seat in the United States Senate. President Smith, of the Mormon Church, as the Senate Committee's hearing in the case of Reed Smoot, boldly confessing the practice of polygamy by himself and associates Summary Joseph Smith being cross-examined by Seantor Hoar.

Shelia Smoot, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama,; Reed Owen Smoot (), American Republican politician, U.S.

Senator from Utah, ; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, (speaker), The Senate failed in its carefully orchestrated effort, and Reed Smoot not only survived politically, he was a very powerful senator for 30 years.

For anyone attracted to Mormon history, the Smoot hearings represented a gold mine of testimony — 42 witnesses in 17 days — for and against his admission to the Senate. Surely the status of Reed Smoot - because it is a personal question, in the last analysis, as respects his right to be a Senator of the United States - under a claim that he holds supreme allegiance to the sovereignty of this Government, is largely to be determined by precisely what it is, as exhibited by the law of the church of which he is an.

The Mormon Church on Trial: Transcripts of the Reed Smoot Hearings A record of the hearings, correspondence, and behind-the-scenes political machinations regarding the election of Mormon senator Reed Smoot.

January, Hoover’s failure to object encouraged other economic interests to lobby the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Utah senator Reed Smoot, for further tariff hikes.

In protest, low-tariff Democrats and progressive Republicans slowed the tariff debate over a tedious month process of congressional bargaining. the full title of the book is: testimony of important witness as given in the proceedings before the committee on privileges and elections of the united states senate in the matter of the protest against the right of hon.

reed smoot, a senator. Full text of "Testimony of Important Witnesses from the Smoot Hearing" See other formats. Reed Smoot was a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from until his death inand a United States Senator from to He was the son of Abraham O.

Smoot and Anna Kirstine Mouritsen, and was born on Janu in Salt Lake City, Utah. John R Smoot is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with John R Smoot and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. CHAPTER XIII THE SMOOT EXPOSURE.

Just before the subpoenas were issued in the Smoot investigation, I met John R. Winder (then First Councillor to President Smith) on the street in Salt Lake City, and he expressed the hope that when I went "to Washington on the Smoot case," I would not "betray" my "brethren.".

Other articles where Reed Smoot is discussed: Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act: from its chief sponsors, Senator Reed Smoot of Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Representative Willis Hawley of Oregon, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

It was the last legislation under which the U.S. Congress set actual tariff rates. The committee investigating Apostle-Senator Smoot's qualifications wanted to know if temple participants promised to avenge the blood of the martyred prophet Joseph Smith and whether that vengeance was sworn upon "this generation" or upon "this nation," the former being considered a matter of religious dogma and the latter possible treason.

"Smoot Smites Smut": Apostle-Senator Reed Smoot's Campaign against Obscene Books Michael Harold Paulos Pointing to a pile of confiscated books stacked high on the desk of Senator James Watson (R-Indiana), the indignant Apostle-Senator Reed Smoot (R-Utah), emphatically denounced their contents as ob scene: "They are lower than the beasts!.

Between anda broad coalition of Protestant churches sought to expel newly elected Reed Smoot from the Senate, arguing that as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Smoot was a lawbreaker and therefore unfit to be a lawmaker/5(27).

Consider the remarkable case of the nomination and confirmation of Julius C. Holmes as United States Ambassador to Iran. (For detailed discussion, see The Dan Smoot Report, April 13 and 20 An intimation of its influence can be gleaned from its role in the McCarthy case.

BAC helped push Senator Joe McCarthy over the brink inby. Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley at the Capitol in December The Smoot-Hawley Tariff act of imposed steep tariffs on imported goods, touching off a trade war that. Last month at a book club when the U.S.

Senate considered loosening import restrictions on books, Sen. Reed Smoot (R-Utah) strenuously objected. when Judge John Woolsey took up the case of. Senator Smoot represented not only Utah but Mormon rule brought to the national legislature.

His arrival in Washington was a very public signal that freedom to be religious could no longer mean freedom to be one of the varieties of : Kathleen Flake.

This was significantly evidenced by the Smoot hearings in which Reed Smoot, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was elected as a Senator from Utah. Smoot, underwent four years () of investigations and congressional hearings on the basis of his faith before eventually being allowed to retain his Senate seat.

Hawley. To understand how and why the Smoot-Hawley tariff became a cultural emblem for the change in trade policy of the United States, Irwin resurrects the “ghosts of Smoot and Hawley.” His book is an insightful case-study that serves as a warning for politicians debating protectionist measures today.

Smoot is most famous for his book on the Council on Foreign Relations, The Invisible Government (). It was the first book-long attack on the CFR. I recall this article most of all.

He wrote it in in his newsletter, where I read it. That was the first time I had heard of the illegal ratification of the 14th amendment. The Senate failed in its carefully orchestrated effort, and Reed Smoot not only survived politically, he was a very powerful senator for 30 years.

For anyone attracted to Mormon history, the Smoot hearings represented a gold mine of testimony — 42 witnesses in 17 days — for and against his admission to the Senate. Nothing illustrates the truth of this aphorism better than the story of the Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act of (Tariff Act of [Pub.

], J46 Stat. ), as told by Douglas A. Irwin, Robert E. Maxwell '23 Professor of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College, in his short but splendid new by: 1.

William Spry: Man of Firmness, Governor of Utah. Author William L. Roper career ended in an appointive position as United States Commissioner of Public Lands—an appointment arranged by Senator Smoot. William Spry: Man of and the exciting "Joe Hill" murder case.

The book lacks balance, however, as much more attention is paid to the Joe. The Reed Smoot hearings, also called Smoot hearings or the Smoot Case, were a series of Congressional hearings on whether the United States Senate should seat U.S. Senator Reed Smoot, who was elected by the Utah legislature in Smoot was an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), one of the top 15 leaders of the .Senator Smoot Makes Reply To all these charges Senator Smoot made full and complete denial in an answer in the District of Columbia, January 4, March 5,he had been sworn in as a senator and his case was referred to the committee on privileges and elections of which Julius C.

Burrows of Michigan was chairman. Mr.