Secretary of state charlie daniels
ecreary o Sae Charlie Daniels isproud o presen he 2008 ediion o heHisorical Repor o Arkansas. Published jus once each decade by order o heGeneral Assembly, his ready reerence is acompendium o eleced ocials who haveserved over he sae’s 172-year hisory,including deailed resuls rom sae andederal elecions. Feaure essays oer insighino he sae’s hisory, poliics and SaeCapiol consrucion as well as he sae’snaive peoples.Te 2008 ediion carries on morehan a cenury o similar publicaions, which appeared as early as 1880. In 1895,he Arkansas legislaure rs mandaedhe publicaion o a biennial repor hadeailed he accomplishmens o hesecreary o sae and sae governmenin general, including saisical andhisorical inormaion “as will be useul andinsrucive o he ciizens o his sae.” Teconens o he Biennial Repors varied by adminisraion unil economic hardshipslikely ended he series wih he 1926ediion. Te radiion was renewed in 1958 when Secreary o Sae C.G. “Crip” Hallpublished a volume ha has served as hemodel or is successors, including his sixhediion in he decennial series.For he 2008 Hisorical Reporo Arkansas, grea eor has been madeo updae he book’s orma and make isconens more navigable and more accurae. Auhorized by he 86h and 87h General Assemblies, his volume was compiled anddesigned by he Secreary o Sae’s oceand published in collaboraion wih heUniversiy o Arkansas Press.
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