Arthur Pue Gorman and the Invention of Senate Floor Leadership, 1890-1913

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Creator: Gerald Gamm, University of Rochester

Chosen by his peers to lead the Democratic minority in its opposition to the Federal Elections Bill in 1890-91, Gorman (D, Md.) successfully coordinated the effort to defeat the bill, in the process establishing the institution of Senate floor leadership.

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