The Claude Pepper Foundation carries on the ideas, values, public policy goals and life of Senator Claude Pepper to ensure that they are a continuing part of contemporary American political and social discourse. The mission of the Pepper Foundation is based upon the principles by which Senator … Continue Reading about Mission
The Claude Pepper Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation established by Senator Claude Pepper in 1986. Senator Claude Pepper was a key participant in shaping public policy at the state and national level throughout the 20th Century and knew the educational potential and … Continue Reading about Historical Account
Endowing a Legacy for the Future Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, the Claude Pepper Foundation has been able to carry on as a living legacy to the extraordinary man who gave it life and vitality. If Claude Pepper’s aspirations were allowed to die with him, his life’s purposes would be … Continue Reading about Support
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Senator Claude Pepper
When Senator Claude Pepper was 15 years old he wrote “Claude Pepper, United States Senator” on the office wall of a justice of the peace who let him use his library at night. In 1928, Senator Pepper began his distinguished career of public service in the Florida House of … Continue Reading about Senator Claude Pepper
The story of Claude Pepper should be of great interest to anyone who is a student of contemporary American politics. These pictures show Senator Pepper's life as a boy in rural Alabama, a member of Congress, and above all a strong defender and … Continue Reading about Photographs
Recent Programs Scholar-in-Residence Larry Polivka served as Scholar-in-Residence of the Claude Pepper Foundation focusing his efforts on issues relating to long-term care and retirement security. Polivka also served as director of the Claude Pepper … Continue Reading about Programs