Book Discussion on King of the Lobby

Kathryn Jacob, curator of manuscripts at Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, recalls the political life of Sam Ward who during… read more

Kathryn Jacob, curator of manuscripts at Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, recalls the political life of Sam Ward who during the mid-19th century was the most powerful lobbyist in Washington, DC.  Ward, named the “King of the Lobby” was known for his interest in fine food and wine, which he shared with congressmen in the hopes of influencing their votes.  Ms. Jacob reports that many politicians of the time felt that special interests would lead to the demise of democratic government and the press were equally critical of Sam Ward’s lobbying.  Kathryn Jacob discussed her book at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. close

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Book Discussion on King of the Lobby

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 28, 2010
Last Aired:
May 14, 2012

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  • Feb 28, 2010 | 4:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 28, 2010 | 11:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 06, 2010 | 12:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 04, 2010 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 12, 2012 | 12:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 13, 2012 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 14, 2012 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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