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FINLY H. GRAY Member of Congress from Indiana NEW LECTURE THEME MORAL FORCE, A subtle power moving men and directing nations. Moral force and physical force compared; Moral force as a factor in the practical affairs of life, the home, the school, penal and reform institutions, the state and the world community of nations; Moral force moving men as individuals, and the response to its power from bodies of men; Moral force and the normal mind; The true sphere and province of physical force; The limits of justifiable might; Moral force as a world power; The examples of history; Moral force and the will, Are included with other observations, elements and phases. From Press Comments. San Francisco (Cal.) Star: Finly H. Gray of Indiana is one of the clearest thinkers in the American Congress. He is in many respects a strange and unusual man, a genius in every sense of the word. When he speaks he speaks as one inspired, and his remarks in the Record the following morning are literature. Finly H. Gray is considered one of the most sincere and gifted friends the plain people have in public life today. Advance, Birmingham, Ala.: Representative Finly H. Gray of Indiana is one of the most eloquent speakers of the present Congress. Washington (D. C.) Herald: The debate brought a new orator to public notice. He is Representative Gray of Indiana. Washington (D. C.) Star: There is only one man in Congress who starts to speak with a peroation on his lips. The rest of them all have to take a running start, get up speed, throw in the high gears and with closed eyes and clinched teeth go ripping into the peroation with the flourish of a circus rider jumping through a burning hoop. But not Finly H. Gray of Indiana. When he speaks the House stands still. He gets more applause than any ten men on either side combined. Washington (D. C.) Times Comment: The time of the gentleman has expired, regretfully announced Speaker Clark, smiling. Many members who had soared with Mr. Gray and the birds wanted the Indiana orator to continue, but the time for debate was limited. Anyhow, the House applauded uproariously during the one minute that he forgot the sordid things and communed with Nature and the passing seasons. Occasionally Mr. Gray does this, and the boys all come in from the corridors and cloakrooms. Mr. Gray is tall, gaunt, and solemn-visaged, smiling seldom and indulging in oratory when it becomes necessary. Greensburg (Ind.) Times: It matters little what some of his constituents may do or say, Representative Gray of the Sixth District is approved by the people. Gray's course in Congress is praiseworthy from any angle. True historical democracy is seen in his every act. If his enemies shall succeed in defeating him, the people of the country will lose an advocate, the like of whom is rarely known in the halls of Congress. South Bend (Ind.) Times: Mr. Gray seems to be a different type from the average politician, Democrat or Republican. He seems to have convictions and the courage of his convictions. A Few Expressions From Men in Public and Official Life. Hon. Champ Clark (Bowling Green, Mo.), Speaker of the House of Representatives, U. S. Congress: Finly H. Gray is an eloquent and forceful speaker and as such has made an enviable reputation in the House. He is a logical thinker, thoroughly in tune with the progressive tendencies of the times and never fails to interest his audience. His discourse is always on a high plane and his faultless diction and dramatic delivery made him one of the most magnetic and effective speakers among public men of today. Judge John A. Moon (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Member of Congress, and Chairman Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, House of Representatives, U. S. Congress: I have been impressed with Finly H. Gray's close, logical discussions of important legislative problems, and particularly his eloquence and power as an orator. Mr. Gray will edify and entertain any audience he addresses. He is one of a too small class of public speakers who are sound reasoners and logicians and are at the same time attractive for their eloquence and personal magnetism. Judge Horce H. Towner, Corning, Iowa, Member of Congress: Finly H. Gray is always forceful and strong in statement, and is frequently eloquent and moving in appeal. He is always listened to with attention and has many times stirred the House to enthusiastic approval and applause. Hon. James L. Slayden (San Antonio, Texas), Chairman Committee on Library and Arts, House of Representatives, U. S. Congress, and President American Branch International Parliamentary Union: Finly H. Gray is a speaker who holds the interest of his audience and furnishes entertainment upon a high plane while educating and imparting to his hearers most valuable and vital information. Hon. Claude Kitchen (Scotland Neck, N. C.), Chairman Ways and Means Committee and Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, U. S. Congress: Hon. Finly H. Gray's speech in the House of Representatives during the consideration of the Naval Appropriation bill was a most masterful effort, of a high order, and the most impressive on the question of international policy I have listened to during the many years of my membership in the House. Judge John E. Raker (Alturas, Cal.), Member of Congress: Hon. Finly H. Gray of Indiana is an entertaining, as well as eloquent and forcible speaker, and has attracted the attention of the House on many occasions by his unique eloquence and oratory. He is master of English. His diction is good, and his unique and dramatic delivery makes him a most attractive and entertaining speaker and he holds a high place among the public men of the day by reason of his qualities as an orator. Hon. George E. Foss Chicago, Ill.), Member of Congress: Honorable Finly H. Gray has made a reputation for himself as a thinker and an eloquent speaker which will live long after he has left the House of Representatives. His thought is always high and elevating; his diction elegant, and his delivery forceful. These qualities make him one of the most convincing speakers in public life. Hon. Robert M. LaFollette (Madison, Wis.), U. S. Senator: Hon. Finly H. Gray of Indiana is able, and is a close student of political and economic problems. With a logical mind, high moral courage and unusual oratorical gifts, he at once commands a position of great power and influence upon the platform. Hon. George W. Norris (McCook, Neb.), U. S. Senator: Finly H. Gray is a very able, eloquent and entertaining speaker, and his discourses are always of a very high moral character. Judge M. P. Kinkaid (O'Neill, Neb.), Member of Congress. Commending Honorable Finly H. Gray, of Indiana, for his natural ability, for his originality of thought, along advanced economic lines, and for his masterful style in the presentation of his opinions, which are characterized by eloquence and earnestness in an exceptional degree. General Isaac R. Sherwood (Toledo, Ohio), Member of Congress and Veteran of the Civil War: Finly H. Gray is a man of ideas, a thinker on progressive lines and an orator of the highest quality. Wm. O. McDowell, President The League of Peace of the United Nations of the World, New York City: I believe that I voice the sentiment of all the intelligent world when I thank you most earnestly. Your great address is one expression of sunshine on the dark picture of the battleship appropriation. Please do not fail to send me as many copies of your bill and address as you can spare by first mail. I consider your address as of the greatest value at this time as a peace document. Madeline Black, Ritz Hotel, London, England: Having been an earnest worker for universal peace for several years past I hasten to send you my congratulations upon the forceful way in which you present your subject. Would that American citizens could be blessed with the same vision and join our band of workers to fight in the intelligent manner in which you have done in the House of Representatives.
|Title||Finly H Gray: member of Congress from Indiana|
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|Personal Name Subject||Gray, Finly H.|
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