Louis Spencer Epes (1929-1935)

Further reading:

Stanley Willis, “‘To Lead Virginia out of the Mud’: Financing the Old Dominion’s Public Roads, 1922-1924,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 94, No. 4 (Oct., 1986). When he was a member of the state senate, Epes helped Senator Harry F. Byrd defeat a proposed bond issue for highway construction.  The victory confirmed Byrd’s pay-as-you-go philosophy as the fiscal policy of Virginia and established his leadership in state politics.

“Louis Spencer Epes: Biographical Sketch,” History of Virginia, Philip Alexander Bruce, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, and Richard L. Morton, Vol. 5, p. 148-148. (1924).


Research Collections:

University of Virginia (Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library)
Charlottesville, Va.
Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. Papers.
Correspondence, 1924-1944, circa; (3 folders). Includes a speech by Epes, “Conditions in Virginia,” and a memorial to Epes; finding aid available.

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, Va.
Short Family Papers; Section 16: Correspondence, 1909-1932; of lawyer and state senator William Henry Jeffreys; 50 items; represented.