Title

Joseph F. Guffey, New Deal politician from Pennsylvania

Date of Award

1965

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Social Sciences

Advisor(s)

Keith W. Olson

Keywords

Joseph F. Guffy, American history

Subject Categories

Political History | United States History

Abstract

The honorable Joseph F. Guffey, a one-time Wilsonian Democrat, ex-Senator, political "boss," ex-New DEaler and oil promoter was born in a family home at Guffey's Landing (later re-named Guffey Station), on the Youghiogheny River in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, on December 29, 1870...

After attending Princeton University Preperatory School, young Joe entered Princeton in 1890. While there, Guffey met professor Woodrow Wilson for whom he developed an admiration amounting ot hero-worship which was to last a lifetime...

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