Tag Archives: Senator Robert Byrd

Byrd and Mountain Top Removal

An excerpt from Damn Yankee Buttons, a book of essays and short stories I am working on. Near the end of his life, after a political career of supporting the coal industry, Byrd expressed misgivings about mountain top removal strip mining. … Continue reading

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Paul Miller, My Protector

The Charleston Gazette today wrote of the death of Paul Miller. He was president of West Virginia University when I started as WVU foreign student adviser in January of 1964. He was my protector. In 1967, West Virginia University was to award West … Continue reading

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HIRAM’S DEMAGOGUERY by Perry Mann

HIRAM’S DEMAGOGUERY Hiram Lewis IV ran against Darrell McGraw, a liberal who protects people from privateers, for attorney-general and lost, but barely. He played many cards that appeal to the emotions of voters and few cards that appeal to their … Continue reading

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People Change

Below, in italics, was written in 1968 three months before I resigned as West Virginia University Foreign Student Advisor  and headed for San Francisco. My exodus was encouraged by the new WVU administration after I participated in a picket protest at … Continue reading

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Byrdman

In 1967, West Virginia University awarded West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd an honorary doctorate. Members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and I felt that this former Ku Klux Klan organizer wasn’t all that deserving. The University was kissing … Continue reading

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