Joseph Finch Guffey (December 29, 1870 – March 6, 1959) was an American business executive and Democratic politician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate from 1935 until 1947.
Joseph Guffey in The War That Came Early
Senator Joseph Guffey introduced President Franklin D. Roosevelt at a campaign rally in Philadelphia in 1940. His introduction included open mockery of the Republican Party for its inability to support a single candidate, comparing it to the 1912 election. He further used some crude humor to insinuate that official GOP candidate Wendell Willkie and third-party candidate Alf Landon were far less formidable than their counterparts from 28 years earlier, William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.
Joseph Guffey in Southern Victory
Joseph "Joe" Guffey was a Socialist politician from Pennsylvania. In 1942, he was the Speaker of the House of United States Congress, during the Second Great War. That year, it became his sad duty to inform the Congress that President Al Smith had been killed during a Confederate bombing raid.
|United States Senator from Pennsylvania
|Speaker of the United States House of Representatives