Paul H. Douglas

(Paul Howard Douglas)

Paul H. Douglas
Paul H. Douglas
  • Born: March 26, 1892
  • Died: September 24, 1976
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Paul Howard Douglas was an American politician and Georgist economist. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois for eighteen years, from 1949 to 1967. During his Senate career, he was a prominent member of the liberal coalition.

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Citizen statesmanship recognizes legitimate local or special needs, but it places the national interest first. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I sometimes suspected that the major qualification for most aspirants for membership on the [Senate] Finance Committee was a secret pledge or agreement to defend the [oil and gas] depletion allowance against all attacks.... [and] campaign funds reinforced these pledges. Energy ;Taxes
I was just visited by a constituent of mine who runs a company that provides services that your agency might use and I would like someone to meet and tell them if there are any opportunities for them. I personally do not know the quality of their work, and I of course do not want any special favor or consideration for them. I have told them that I will only help them identify Federal opportunities but to win any work they must be the best company and the low bidder. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Local groups demand that their representatives and senators bring home the "bacon" or else .... They want economy practiced on the other fellow but not on themselves. Patronage & Pork Barrel
What could be tolerated when government was small cannot be endured when government is big. Freedom & Liberty
With tanks, airplanes and the atomic bomb, war can become instantaneous and disaster can occur while Congress is assembling and debating. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
You do not have to be a wastrel to be a liberal. Liberals & Conservatives