Goodell, Charles E. (Charles Ellsworth), 1926-1987

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Birth 1926-03-16
Death 1987-01-21
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Charles Ellsworth Goodell (1926-1987), lawyer, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from upstate New York, 1959-1968, and U.S. Senator, 1968-1971. Although at first he was a conservative Republican, he adopted increasingly liberal views on public policy. After being defeated in his bid to return to the Senate because of his opposition to the Vietnam War, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. and served as chairman of the Presidential Clemency Board which reviewed applications for clemency by Vietnam War resisters.

From the guide to the Charles E. Goodell papers, 1950-1979, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Charles Ellsworth Goodell was born on March 16, 1926 in Jamestown, New York. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and fought in World War II, and also served in the Air Force during the Korean War as a 1st Lieutenant. He received an A.B. from Williams College in 1948, an LL.B. from Yale University in 1951, and an M.A. from the Yale Graduate School of Government in 1952. He was a Congressional liaison assistant at the Department of Justice from 1954 to 1955, and was a partner in the law firm of Van Vlack, Goodell & McKee in Jamestown, New York, 1955 to 1959. He was elected as a U.S. Representative from New York, 1959 to 1968, and he served as a U.S. Senator from New York, 1968 to 1971. He was a partner in the law firm of Roth, Carlson, Kwit, Spengler & Goodell in New York City, 1971 to 1972, and a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hydeman, Mason & Goodell, 1973 to 1987. From 1974 to 1975, Goodell was Chairman of the Presidential Clemency Board, which carried out President Ford's plan for clemency for Vietnamese War draft evaders and military absence offenders. He died on January 21, 1987 in Washington, D.C.

From the description of Goodell, Charles E. (Charles Ellsworth), 1926-1987 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569058

Charles Ellsworth Goodell (1926-1987), lawyer, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from upstate New York, 1959-1968, and U.S. Senator, 1968-1971.

Although at first he was a conservative Republican, he adopted increasingly liberal views on public policy. After being defeated in his bid to return to the Senate because of his opposition to the Vietnam War, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. and served as chairman of the Presidential Clemency Board which reviewed applications for clemency by Vietnam War resisters.

From the description of Charles E. Goodell papers, 1950-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517392

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  • Alleghany County (N.Y.) (as recorded)
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  • Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) (as recorded)
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  • Steuben County (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Schuyler County (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Steuben County (N.Y.) (as recorded)