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

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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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referencedIn WDBS (Radio station : Durham, N.C.). WDBS collection, 1949-1983. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Melich, Tanya. Tanya M. Melich papers, 1950-2000. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Reid, Ogden R. (Ogden Rogers), 1925-. Ogden Rogers Reid papers, 1925-1982 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Goodell, Charles E. (Charles Ellsworth), 1926-1987. Charles E. Goodell : commercial, 1970. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
creatorOf Charles E. Goodell Papers. 1973 - 1977. Presidential Clemency Board Subject Files
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creatorOf Charles E. Goodell papers, 1950-1979 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Norman Foerster papers, 1907-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Ogden Rogers Reid papers, 1925-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Dillis Charles Knapp papers, circa 1920-1981 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Jayhawkers Of '49 Collection, 1849 - 1952 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Reid, Ogden R. (Ogden Rogers), 1925-. Ogden Rogers Reid papers, 1925-1982 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Charles E. Goodell Papers. 1973 - 1977. General Subject Files
creatorOf Bond, Julian, 1940-. Julian Bond papers [manuscript], circa 1943-2006. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. Papers of Hugh Scott [manuscript], 1925-1979. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Erb, John E, 1901-. Papers of John Erb, 1962-1976. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Goodell, Charles E. (Charles Ellsworth), 1926-1987. Charles E. Goodell papers, 1950-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Charles E. Goodell Papers. 1973 - 1977. Presidential Clemency Board Case Summaries
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Birth 1926-03-16

Death 1987-01-21

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