William E. Carson, chairman of the Commission
on Conservation and Development, was a Virginia businessman whose friendship with
Harry F. Byrd elevated him to
political prominence in Virginia in the 1920s. Disagreements with the more-powerful
Byrd over commission matters and his own political ambitions, however, led to a
falling out. Though Byrd declined to renew Carson's commission appointment in 1934,
Carson remained chairman of the Dem. . .
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