CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is unveiling the Sen. Jennings Randolph collection, featuring almost 900 boxes of correspondence, photographs and other materials that document his long political career.
A public ceremony will take place Wednesday at the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center on the state Capitol complex. It will feature prominent speakers, an online exhibit, a review of the collection finding aid, and a small exhibit of items and dozens of photographs to view.
Frank Randolph, Jennings Randolph’s younger son, and Brian Randolph, the senator’s grandson, will attend.
A Salem, West Virginia native, Randolph spent two and a half decades in the U.S. Senate after winning a special election in 1958.
He’s best known for securing passage of the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.