Grandfather's Clause (1899)

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Wed Jun 28 02:52:31 UTC 2006

OED has 1900.

New York Times, "Negro Problem in the South," 3 Aug 1899, p. 2 (Proquest
Hist. Newspapers):

"It provides, too, that the descendents of any one competent to vote in 1867
may vote now regardless of existing conditions. It is known as the
'grandfather's clause.'"

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