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Sit, Truman!


At the Democratic National Convention of 1948, led the opposition to Truman and his proposals that included legislation on civil rights, fair employment practices, opposition to and improvements in existing public welfare laws. When Truman won the nomination, Southern Democrats formed the (Dixiecrats) and Thurmond was chosen as its presidential candidate.

The general contractor was John McShain Inc., headed by , the "Builder of Washington" who had constructed (amongst other works) the Jefferson Memorial, the Pentagon, and the FDR Library at Hyde Park. McShain's on-site construction manager was Paul Hauck, who had also been in charge of the Pentagon project.


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