Clapper, Raymond, 1892-1944

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Raymond Clapper was married to Olive Ewing up until his death in 1944.

From the description of Clapper, Raymond, 1892-1944 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570484


From the description of Raymond Clapper papers, 1908-1962 (bulk 1913-1944). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81491704

Biographical Note

  • 1892, May 30: Born, La Cygne, Kans.
  • 1913: Married Olive Vincent Ewing (died 1968)
  • 1913 - 1916 : Attended University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans.
  • 1916: Joined staff of Kansas City Star
  • 1923 - 1928 : Night manager and chief political writer, Washington, D.C., bureau, United Press
  • 1929 - 1934 : Chief, Washington, D.C., bureau, United Press
  • 1930: Reported on London naval conference, London, England
  • 1933: Published Racketeering in Washington. Boston: L. C. Page & Co.
  • 1934 - 1936 : Chief, Washington, D.C. bureau, Washington Post
  • 1936: Newspaper column, “Between You and Me,” syndicated by Scripps-Howard
  • 1939: President, Gridiron Club, Washington, D.C.
  • 1942: Began hosting radio program, Mutual Broadcasting System
  • 1944, circa Jan. 29: Killed in airplane crash over the Marshall Islands while war correspondent in the Pacific

From the guide to the Raymond Clapper Papers, 1908-1962, (bulk 1913-1944), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Mabel Vernon Papers, 1933-1947 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Stone, Walker, 1904-1973. Papers, 1918-1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (bulk 1929-1957) Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Wilkinson, Theodore Stark, 1888-1946. Theodore Stark Wilkinson papers, 1893-1962 (bulk 1920-1945). Library of Congress
referencedIn Theodore Stark Wilkinson Papers, 1893-1962, (bulk 1920-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Clapper, Raymond, 1892-1944. Raymond Clapper papers, 1908-1962 (bulk 1913-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Thor M. Smith Papers. 1934 - 1980. Photographs Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Clapper, Olive Ewing, 1896-1968. Papers, 1933-1961. Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (bulk 1929-1957) Yale University Library
referencedIn Sebring, Lewis B., 1901-1978. Papers, 1830-1976. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Raymond Clapper Papers, 1908-1962, (bulk 1913-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985. Papers, 1932-1985. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954, 1934-1952 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Richards, Augustus L. Papers, 1941-1944. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Roy Wilson Howard Papers, 1911-1966, (bulk 1920-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn The collection is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by the Watson Library staff from various publications in 1944 immediately after the report of Clapper's death., 1944 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kanas Collection
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Barrett, Edward W. (Edward Ware), 1910-1989 person
correspondedWith Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951 person
correspondedWith Carlin, George A. person
associatedWith Clapper family. family
associatedWith Clapper family. family
associatedWith Clapper, Olive Ewing, 1896-1968. person
correspondedWith Croly, Herbert David, 1869-1930 person
associatedWith Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. person
correspondedWith Getts, Charles H. person
associatedWith Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
correspondedWith Howard, Roy Wilson, 1883-1964 person
associatedWith Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987. person
associatedWith Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985. person
correspondedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Moody, Blair, 1902-1954 person
associatedWith Richards, Augustus L. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Sebring, Lewis B., 1901-1978. person
associatedWith Stone, Walker, 1904-1973. person
associatedWith Tennessee Valley Authority. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Recovery Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Kansas. Libraries person
associatedWith Vernon, Mabel. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
correspondedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944 person
associatedWith Wilkinson, Theodore Stark, 1888-1946. person
associatedWith Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Great Britain
Great Britain.
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
World War, 1939-1945


Birth 1892

Death 1944




Ark ID: w6154tgk

SNAC ID: 20623492