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Favorable or Unfavorable #260: Leonidas C Dyer


Favorable or Unfavorable #260: Leonidas C Dyer  

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LC Dyer (MO-R) is most famous for promoting his anti-lynching bill, which he continually re-introduced after 1918. He was more liberal than he was progressive. During this time, most progressives favored prohibition and most didn't put any energy into anti-lynching bills or much of anything specifically geared for blacks. Progressives don't really adopt Civil Rights until the 1940s or 1950s. Dyer's anti-usury law and his advocacy for Philippine Independence are laws progressives would support, the latter only in most cases. 

His actions:

Dyer, Leonidas C. 1914 Introduces anti-usury law
Dyer, Leonidas C. 1917 Opposes Prohibition
Dyer, Leonidas C. 1918 Introduces his Dyer Anti-Lynch Bill, but it is continually stalled for a few years
Dyer, Leonidas C. 1921 His anti-lynching bill finally gets through the House, but fillibustered in Sen by Southern Dems
Dyer, Leonidas C. 1922 Calls for US to grant Philippine Independence while visiting the Philippines
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