The Carrollton funeral that drew 25,000 mourners — including the president

CARROLLTON — Congress is sometimes rife with division, as seen in the battle this month to name Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House.Ninety years...

January 18, 2023
3:14 AM

CARROLLTON — Congress is sometimes rife with division, as seen in the battle this month to name Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House.Ninety years ago, a congressman from Carrollton enjoyed the benefits of a huge majority supporting him in the same role. Henry T. Rainey was the Speaker during the depths of the Great Depression, and directed much of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal through Congress with the help of a massive Democratic margin. After Rainey died in office in 1934, Roosevelt even attended the funeral in Carrollton.

Tom Emery