Former U.S. Vice President Alben W. Barkley dies 60 years ago this hour (Apr 30 1956)


Video: 'Vice President Alben W. Barkley's Last Words'

(Monday, April 30, 1956, 5:15 p.m. EST)Alben W. Barkley, the 35th Vice President of the United States (1949-1953, under President Harry S. Truman), died today of a heart attack today while addressing a student political convention at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He was 78 (click here to watch Barkley’s final speech and the ambulance that took him away for treatment).

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