O'Mahoney, Joseph C. (Joseph Christopher), 1884-1962

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From the description of Reminiscences of Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309739372

Lawyer and U.S. senator from Wyoming.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122583179

U.S. senator from Wyoming, 1934-1953 and 1954-1961.

From the description of Papers, 1936-1943 (bulk 1940-1943). (Wyoming State Archives). WorldCat record id: 70944023

Joseph C. O'Mahoney (1884-1962) was a United States Senator from Wyoming for 25 years between 1933-1960. He was born in Massachusetts and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming as city editor of the Cheyenne "State Leader." He became involved with Democratic Party politics, and first went to Washington as secretary to Wyoming Senator John B. Kendrick. He opened a law practice in Cheyenne in 1920, and was Franklin Roosevelt's Western campaign director in 1932. He served as first assistant postmaster general in 1933 and in December 1933 was appointed to fill the Senate vacancy created by the death of Senator Kendrick. He was elected to three full terms before being defeated in the 1952 election. In 1954, he returned to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Lester C. Hunt and was reelected in 1954 to another full term.

Senate committees on which O'Mahoney served included Appropriations and its Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Indian Affairs, Interior and Insular Affairs (chair, 1949-1953,) Public Lands, Irrigation and Reclamation, Judiciary, Joint Economic, and Temporary National Economic Committee (chair.) He was a supporter of Western water and mineral development, a New Deal Democrat who split with Franklin Roosevelt over the Supreme Court packing issue, and a foe of monopolies.

From the description of Joseph C. O'Mahoney papers, 1866-1963 (bulk 1920-1960) (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 28372411

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referencedIn Gale W. McGee appointment books and daily schedules, 1959-1990 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Flannery, L. G., 1894-1964. Papers, 1934-1965. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Carl L. Sackett Papers, 1871 - 1971 Wyoming State Archives
referencedIn Gale W. McGee photographs, 1916-1980 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Stigler, William Grady, 1891-1952. Congressional papers, 1934-1952. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
creatorOf O'Mahoney, Joseph C. (Joseph Christopher), 1884-1962. Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949-1950. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Del Monte, H. D. Maverick Springs papers, 1918-1978 (bulk 1918-1941). University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Gale W. McGee general correspondence files, 1959-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Stigler, William Grady, 1891-1952. Congressional Papers, 1934-1952, bulk 1944-1952. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
creatorOf O'Mahoney, Joseph Christopher, 1884-. Letter, 1957, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee Wyoming post office files, 1960-1970 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Martin, James P., collector. Papers, 1829-1962. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Gale W. McGee environmental files, 1974-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee legislative files, 1959-1975 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee speech and trip files, 1959-1991 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee papers, 1916-1992 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf O'Mahoney, Joseph C. (Joseph Christopher), 1884-1962. Papers, 1936-1943 (bulk 1940-1943). Wyoming, State Archives and Historical Department
creatorOf McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), 1915-. Artwork, n.d. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Gale W. McGee campaign files, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Nelson, Elmer Kingsholm. Memorandum, remarks and statement regarding the water right bills, S. 851 and others. Water Resources Collections and Archives, WRCA
referencedIn Gale W. McGee safe materials, 1922-1975 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee miscellaneous senate materials, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee departmental files, 1959-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee pre and post-senate personal files, 1937-1992 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Sackett, Carl L., 1876-1972. Carl L. Sackett collection, 1871-1971 (bulk 1920-1965). Wyoming, State Archives and Historical Department
creatorOf McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), 1915-. General correspondence files, 1959-1976. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf O'Mahoney, Joseph C. (Joseph Christopher), 1884-1962. Joseph C. O'Mahoney papers, 1866-1963 (bulk 1920-1960) University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Papers, 1942-1947 Harvard Law School, HarvardUniversity
creatorOf McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), 1915-. Pre and Post-Senate Personal Files, 1937-1992. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Gale W. McGee artifacts, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee audio-visual materials, 1955-1974 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee committee files, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee artwork, undated University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee new accretions, 1938-1981 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Indian Claims Commission (U.S.). Indian Claims Commission (U.S.), photograph, 1947 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972, 1929-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf O'Mahoney, Joseph C. (Joseph Christopher), 1884-1962. [Statement on water rights bills, with appendices A to C / Joseph C. O'Mahoney]. Water Resources Collections and Archives, WRCA
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Collins, John B. The papers of John B. Collins, 1913-1976, (bulk 1918-1935). University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf O'Mahoney, Joseph C. (Joseph Christopher), 1884-1962. Reminiscences of Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney : oral history, 1958. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Wyoming
Fort Francis E. Warren (Wyo.)
United States
United States
Wyoming
United States
Wyoming
United States
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Federal-state controversies
Farm ownership
Agriculture
Agriculture and state
Legislators--Interviews
Water rights
Politicians
Roads
Presidents--Election--1932
Politics, Practical
Journalism
Small business--Government policy
Occupation
Legislators--United States
Politicians
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Birth 1884-11-05

Death 1962-12-01

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