Charles Curtis was inducted into the National Hall of Fame of American Indians located at Anadarko, Oklahoma; on the 30th anniversary of his inauguration as Vice-President; Wednesday afternoon, March 4th, 1959 at 5 pm.
Attending were Vice-President Richard M. Nixon with former Vice-President Henry Wallace, Governor of Oklahoma - Howard Edmondson, and the daughter of Charles Curtis, Leona Curtis Knight, (the same daughter who "seconded" his nomination as Vice-President at the Republican Convention held at Kansas City, Missouri 1928).
The legacy of Charles Curtis still lives on in many of the reforms he proposed, or supported while he was in Congress.
He supported women having the right to vote. He also urged women "Now that you have the right to vote, don't let your husband stop you, go out and use it!"
He helped the Indians "become" Americans in 1924 so that they could get more rights, to be able to vote, to save their water rights and mineral rights on all the Indian reservations.
The "Curtis Rule" is a proposal (aka joker legislation) that he suggested to Congress about bills being allowed to be in committees, or sub-committees for a certain length of time before a decision is made on them. This would prevent the committees taking their time with them, this rule is still in effect in Congress today.Please sign my guest book, to let know what your comments, suggestionsor questions for this website and about Vice-President Charles Curtis
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Overview of Charles Curtis life
Timeline A: The Indians in Kansas
Timeline B : The timelines of Kansas and the USA
Timeline C - Major events and Famous Firsts
Biography A : Charles Curtis and his extended family genealogy.
Biography B : Charles Curtis (before going into Politics)
Politics and Beliefs of Charles Curtis
Memorials and donations
Charles Curtis home in Topeka, Kansas
Signature Bldg. New Kansas State Office Building named for Charles Curtis
Resources and recommended books for reading.
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