Authors

Strom Thurmond

Publication Date

10-21-1947

Subject

Railroad law; Railroads and state; Freight and freightage; United States. Interstate Commerce Commission; Grove Park Inn (Asheville, N.C.); Southern Governors' Conference

Publisher

Clemson University

Abstract

Speech at the Southern Governors' Conference discussing increase of rail freight rates in the South, and the Freight Weight Case. The Freight Weight Case was an investigation by the Interstate Commerce Commission regarding regional differences in shipping rates by rail companies. In 1944, the ICC ruled that such differences unfairly penalized Southern and Western states, and passed a resolution that shipping rates for the same classes of goods must be equal. The resolution would eventually be upheld by the Supreme Court in 1947. Original manuscript, includes marginalia.

Contributing Institution

Clemson University Libraries

Language

English

Media Type

Manuscripts

Rights

Copyright of Clemson University. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

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application/pdf

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Strom Thurmond Collection, Mss 100

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