George E. Akerson

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George Edward Akerson (September 5, 1889 – December 21, 1937) was an American journalist and the first official White House Press Secretary.wikipedia
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White House Press Secretary

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George Edward Akerson (September 5, 1889 – December 21, 1937) was an American journalist and the first official White House Press Secretary.

Mary Booze

During the 1928 presidential election, Governor Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, a supporter of the Democratic nominee Governor Al Smith of New York, claimed that Herbert Hoover had danced with Mary Booze, the first African-American woman to sit on the Republican National Committee, while Hoover was in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, on an inspection tour of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.
George E. Akerson, a journalist, described Bilbo's remark as "the most indecent and unworthy statement in the whole of a bitter campaign."

Theodore Joslin

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Hoover replaced him with Theodore Goldsmith Joslin.
In March 1931 Joslin was appointed press secretary to President Herbert Hoover, replacing George Akerson, who had taken the blame for the Republican president’s deteriorating relations with the Washington press corps.

Journalist

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George Edward Akerson (September 5, 1889 – December 21, 1937) was an American journalist and the first official White House Press Secretary.

University of Minnesota

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He attended the University of Minnesota and Allegheny College, taking classes in Science, Literature and Art.

Allegheny College

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He attended the University of Minnesota and Allegheny College, taking classes in Science, Literature and Art.

Harvard University

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In 1910 Akerson started at Harvard University, later receiving a BA in Political Science in 1912.

Bachelor's degree

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In 1910 Akerson started at Harvard University, later receiving a BA in Political Science in 1912.

Political science

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In 1910 Akerson started at Harvard University, later receiving a BA in Political Science in 1912.

Wellesley College

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Akerson married Harriet Blake, a Wellesley College graduate, on June 28, 1915.

Star Tribune

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During his collegiate years, Akerson worked summers at the Minneapolis Tribune.

1912 Democratic National Convention

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After graduating from Harvard, Akerson worked there full-time as a reporter, with the 1912 Democratic National Convention as one of his first assignments.

Nonpartisan League

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While in Washington in the 1920s, Akerson advised the Republican Party on how to compete with the rising Non-Partisan League and Progressive movements in the Upper Midwest.

Progressive Party (United States, 1924–34)

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While in Washington in the 1920s, Akerson advised the Republican Party on how to compete with the rising Non-Partisan League and Progressive movements in the Upper Midwest.

Herbert Hoover

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That work brought Akerson to the attention of Herbert Hoover, who was then the Secretary of Commerce.

United States Secretary of Commerce

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That work brought Akerson to the attention of Herbert Hoover, who was then the Secretary of Commerce.

Sesquicentennial Exposition

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Hoover had Akerson named as the secretary of the commission that ran the 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia, then hired Akerson as his private secretary.

1928 United States presidential election

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During the 1928 presidential election, Governor Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, a supporter of the Democratic nominee Governor Al Smith of New York, claimed that Herbert Hoover had danced with Mary Booze, the first African-American woman to sit on the Republican National Committee, while Hoover was in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, on an inspection tour of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

List of governors of Mississippi

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During the 1928 presidential election, Governor Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, a supporter of the Democratic nominee Governor Al Smith of New York, claimed that Herbert Hoover had danced with Mary Booze, the first African-American woman to sit on the Republican National Committee, while Hoover was in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, on an inspection tour of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

Theodore G. Bilbo

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During the 1928 presidential election, Governor Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, a supporter of the Democratic nominee Governor Al Smith of New York, claimed that Herbert Hoover had danced with Mary Booze, the first African-American woman to sit on the Republican National Committee, while Hoover was in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, on an inspection tour of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

Mississippi

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During the 1928 presidential election, Governor Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, a supporter of the Democratic nominee Governor Al Smith of New York, claimed that Herbert Hoover had danced with Mary Booze, the first African-American woman to sit on the Republican National Committee, while Hoover was in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, on an inspection tour of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

Democratic Party (United States)

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During the 1928 presidential election, Governor Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, a supporter of the Democratic nominee Governor Al Smith of New York, claimed that Herbert Hoover had danced with Mary Booze, the first African-American woman to sit on the Republican National Committee, while Hoover was in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, on an inspection tour of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

Nomination

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During the 1928 presidential election, Governor Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, a supporter of the Democratic nominee Governor Al Smith of New York, claimed that Herbert Hoover had danced with Mary Booze, the first African-American woman to sit on the Republican National Committee, while Hoover was in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, on an inspection tour of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

Governor of New York

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During the 1928 presidential election, Governor Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, a supporter of the Democratic nominee Governor Al Smith of New York, claimed that Herbert Hoover had danced with Mary Booze, the first African-American woman to sit on the Republican National Committee, while Hoover was in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, on an inspection tour of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.