W.R. Poage Legislative Library

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W.R. Poage Legislative Library


W. R. Poage Legislative Library supports programs designed to inform and educate students, scholars, and the general public on the history of Congress, the legislative process, and current issues facing both local, state and national governments. The library encourages the preservation of materials that document the work of government, including the papers of U.S. congressional representatives, Texas state legislators, and judges, and supports programs that make those materials available for educational and research use.

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Photograph of Congressmen Poage and Dole welcomed at New Delhi<br /><br />
Congressmen Poage and Dole are welcomed at New Delhi Airport by Ambassador Chester Bowles. Left to right: Congressman Robert J. Dole, Mr. James Boulware, Agriculture Attache, Congressman William R. Poage, Mrs. Bowles, Abassador Bowles.

Photograph of a group of South Indian children<br /><br />
A group of South Indian children who turned out in large numbers to greet the U. S. Congressional Delegation in Tanjore District, Madras State.

Photograph of distinguished visitors greeted with horns<br /><br />
Distinguished visitors in South India are traditionally greeted with these enormous horns.

Photograph of Congressman Poage at Buddha-Gaya Temple
Congressman William R. Poage at Buddha-Gaya Temple in Bihar State.

Photograph of Congressional Delegation members briefed on drought conditions in Bihar<br /><br />
Members of the Congressional Delegation participated in an exhaustive briefing on conditions in the drought affected areas of Bihar. The briefing was presided over by the Prime Minister's Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. J. P. Narayan.

Photograph of Congressman Poage presenting Kennedy half-dollar to Hindu holy man<br /><br />
Congressman William R. Poage presents a Kennedy half-dollar to a Hindu holy man in a village in Tanjore District, Madras State.

Photograph of Delegation members, staff, and Mr. Boulware at Tiruchirappalli Airport with garlands<br /><br />
Members of the Delegation and their staffs along with Mr. James Boulware (fifth from left) at Tiruchi airport just after being garlanded by local farmers and officials who came to welcome them.

Photograph of Congressmen Poage and Dole watching the unloading of American food grain<br /><br />
Congressmen William R. Poage of Texas (with hat) and Robert J. Dole of Kansas (dark suit center) watch the unloading of American food grain in Madras harbor December 19. The three-man U. S. Congressional Delegation led by Congressman Poage visited…

&#039;Projected Number of Malnourished Children in Free World Developing Countries 1966-1975&#039; graph<br /><br />
Graph representing the projected number of malnourished children in free world developing countries from 1966-1975; page 19 of the February 10, 1966 Food for Freedom booklet

&#039;For the Press: Food for Peace Aid USDA&#039; press release<br /><br />
USDA Press Release; Text: "USDA Announces Amendment to Food for Peace Agreement with India: The U. S. Department of Agriculture today announced further amendment to the Sept. 30, 1964, Food for Peace agreement between the United States and India…
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