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How the Amateur Lobbyist Got $1,000,000 for Art

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Robert Lee Humber successfully lobbied $1,000,000 from the North Carolina legislature in 1947. Humber had obtained a promise from the Kress Foundation in New York that they would match the legislature up to $1,000,000 in purchasing art. Humber lobbied legislatures into passing a bill that stipulated that if money was left over at the end of the year that money would be used for matching the Kress Foundation. The funds were matched and the North Carolina Museum of Art now exists because of Humber's efforts. Article is reprinted from the January 12, 1957 issue.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 51 Issue 8, Jan 1984, p49-50, por