Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960

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Richard Lewis Neuberger (1912-1960) and Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) were the first couple to serve together in the Oregon Legislature. Richard was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1954 and died shortly before completing his term. After Richard's death, Maurine was elected the first woman U.S. Senator from Oregon, becoming the third woman ever to serve in the Senate.

From the description of Neuberger Family Photographs Collection [graphic], 1893-ca. 1997, (bulk 1950-1966). (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 54859818

Richard Lewis Neuberger (1912-1960) and Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) were the first couple to serve together in the Oregon Legislature, Maurine in the House of Representatives and Richard in the House and Senate.

From the guide to the John F. Kennedy letter to Richard L. Neuberger, 1961 June 27, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

From the guide to the Richard L. Neuberger letter to John F. Kennedy, 1960 February 11, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

From the guide to the William O. Douglas letter to Richard L. Neuberger, 1955 March 30, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

From the guide to the Richard L. Neuberger letter to Hubert Horatio Humphrey, 1960 February 11, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

Richard Neuberger represented Oregon in the U.S. Senate from 1955-1960. He died in office in March 1960. His wife, Maurine, was elected to the Senate in November of 1960 and served until January 1967. Both were University of Oregon graduates and Democrats, and had served on the Oregon Legislative Assembly prior to serving in the U.S. Senate.

From the guide to the Richard L. and Maurine B. Neuberger Papers, 1958-1965, (Oregon State University University Archives)

Richard Lewis Neuberger (1912-1960) and Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) were the first couple to serve together in the Oregon Legislature, Maurine in the House of Representatives and Richard in the House and Senate.

Richard was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1954 and died shortly before completing his term. After Richard's death, Maurine was elected the first woman U.S. Senator from Oregon, becoming the third woman ever to serve in the Senate.

From the description of John F. Kennedy letter to Richard L. Neuberger [manuscript], 1961 June 27. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 729871203

Richard Lewis Neuberger (1912-1960) and Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) were the first couple to serve together in the Oregon Legislature, Maurine in the House of Representatives and Richard in the House and Senate.

Richard was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1954 and died shortly before completing his term. After Richard's death, Maurine was elected the first woman U.S. Senator from Oregon, becoming the third woman ever to serve in the Senate.

From the description of William O. Douglas letter to Richard L. Neuberger [manuscript], 1955 March 30. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 729875166

Richard Lewis Neuberger (1912-1960) and Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) were the first couple to serve together in the Oregon Legislature, Maurine in the House of Representatives and Richard in the House and Senate.

Richard was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1954 and died shortly before completing his term. After Richard's death, Maurine was elected the first woman U.S. Senator from Oregon, becoming the third woman ever to serve in the Senate.

From the description of Richard L. Neuberger letter to John F. Kennedy [manuscript], 1960 February 11. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 729875164

Richard Lewis Neuberger (1912-1960) and Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) were the first couple to serve together in the Oregon Legislature, Maurine in the House of Representatives and Richard in the House and Senate.

Richard was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1954 and died shortly before completing his term. After Richard's death, Maurine was elected the first woman U.S. Senator from Oregon, becoming the third woman ever to serve in the Senate.

From the description of Richard L. Neuberger letter to Hubert Horatio Humphrey [manuscript], 1960 February 11. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 729875165

Richard Lewis Neuberger was born in Portland, Oregon on December 26, 1912 to Isaac and Ruth Neuberger. In 1928, he began writing articles for various newspapers and magazines. He attended the University of Oregon in Eugene as an undergraduate and during that time he published his first article in the New York Times . Neuberger attended classes at the University of Oregon Law School in the 1930’s. In time Neuberger became a regular correspondent for the Pacific Northwest. By 1940, Neuberger’s name was well known to the readers of The New Republic, Harper’s Magazine, Collier’s, The Christian Century, Forum, Current History, American Magazine, and Reader’s Digest . In his lifetime, Richard Neuberger wrote a total of six books and over 300 articles for various newspapers and magazines. In 1940, he was elected as representative to the Oregon Legislative Assembly. He resigned in 1942 to fight in World War II, where he earned the rank of captain.

Richard Neuberger married Maurine Brown on December 20, 1945. In 1946 he was asked to run for governor of Oregon. He declined but instead ran for the state senate and was defeated. He continued writing articles until 1948 when he again ran for state senate, and was this time elected. In 1950, Maurine Neuberger was elected to the state House of Representatives. They were the only husband and wife pair in American history to hold political positions at the same time.

In 1954, Richard Neuberger ran for the United States Senate and became the first Democratic senator from Oregon since 1914. He held the position of U.S. Senator until his death in 1960, when his wife was chosen to complete his term.

From the guide to the Richard Neuberger papers, 1930-1960, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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creatorOf John F. Kennedy letter to Richard L. Neuberger, 1961 June 27 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn James Parton papers, 1914-1986. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Bingham, Alfred M. (Alfred Mitchell), 1905-. Alfred Mitchell Bingham and the Common Sense collection, 1905-1979 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Porter, Charles Orlando, 1919-. Charles Orlando Porter papers, 1954-1961. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn James, James J. James J. James papers, 1894-1967. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Jensen, Gertrude Glutsch, 1903-1986. Gertrude Glutsch Jensen papers, 1951-1970. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Lyndon Baines Johnson Archives Collection. 1931 - 1968. Congressional Correspondence Files
referencedIn James J. James papers, 1894-1967 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn William O. Douglas Papers, 1801-1980, (bulk 1923-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn LaFollette Family Papers, 1781-1988, (bulk 1900-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965. Adlai E. Stevenson papers, 1861-1990 (bulk 1952-1965). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Lynch, Jack. Jack Lynch papers [manuscript], 1928-1973. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Mills, Randall Vause, 1907-1952. Randall V. Mills papers, 1937-1976. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Robert W. Straub Collection, 1955-1980, circa 1890-2012 Western Oregon University Archives
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Richard Neuberger papers, 1930-1960 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
creatorOf Davidson, C. Girard (Crowe Girard), 1910-. C. Girard Davidson papers, 1934-1980. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960. Richard L. Neuberger letter to John F. Kennedy [manuscript], 1960 February 11. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Steiner, Richard M., 1901-1975. Richard Morrow Steiner papers [manuscript], 1933-1966. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Honeyman, Nan Wood, 1881-1970. Nan Wood Honeyman papers, 1935-1962. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Richard L. Neuberger letter to Hubert Horatio Humphrey, 1960 February 11 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Gertrude Glutsch Jensen papers, 1951-1970 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn La Follette, Belle Case, 1859-1931. La Follette family papers, 1781-1988 (bulk 1910-1953). Library of Congress
referencedIn Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005,. Robert Wolf interview, 1989 Apr. 20. University of Montana, Mansfield Library
creatorOf Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960. William O. Douglas letter to Richard L. Neuberger [manuscript], 1955 March 30. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn American Civil Liberties Union of Washington records, circa 1942-1996 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Richard Neuberger papers, 1930-1960 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
creatorOf William O. Douglas letter to Richard L. Neuberger, 1955 March 30 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Marks, Herbert S. (Herbert Simon), 1907-1960. Papers, 1933-1946. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Fort Clatsop National Monument Papers, 1900-1974, 1953-1963 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Richard L. and Maurine B. Neuberger Papers, 1958-1965 Oregon State University University Archives
referencedIn Harrison Spangler papers, 1946-1964 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Edith Green papers, 1955-1975 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Ronald H. Bayes correspondence concerning Ezra Pound, 1957-1959. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Rayburn, Sam, papers 92-172, 92-257, 92-389, 92-415, 94-017, 96-066, 96-177, 97-347, 98-130, 2008-225, 2009-008. 29749116., 1831, 1845, 1903-2007 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Fagan, Richard, d. 1969. Richard Fagan papers [manuscript], 1937-1969. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960. Richard L. Neuberger letter to Hubert Horatio Humphrey [manuscript], 1960 February 11. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Mellett, Lowell, 1884-1960. Papers, 1938-1944. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Smith, Arthur Robert, 1925-. Arthur Robert Smith papers, 1931-1966. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Robert Lee Sherrod Papers, 1910-1963 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Arthur Robert Smith papers, 1931-1966 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Neuberger, Maurine Brown, 1907-. Maurine and Richard L. Neuberger papers [manuscript], 1954-1966. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960. John F. Kennedy letter to Richard L. Neuberger [manuscript], 1961 June 27. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Alfred Mitchell Bingham and the Common Sense collection, 1905-1979 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Richard L. and Maurine Brown Neuberger photographs collection, 1893-circa 1997, 1950-1966 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Randall V. Mills papers, 1937-1976 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944. Charles Linza McNary papers, 1921-1944. Library of Congress
referencedIn Green, Edith, 1910-1987. Edith Green papers [manuscript] 1955-1975. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Wayne L. Morse papers, 1919-1969 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Karl Onthank conservation papers, 1950-1967 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn La Follette family papers (continuation record), 1781-1988 (bulk 1910-1953). Library of Congress
creatorOf Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944. Papers of C. E. S. Wood, 1829-1980 (bulk 1870-1940). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Richard L. Neuberger letter to John F. Kennedy, 1960 February 11 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960,. Neuberger Family Photographs Collection [graphic], 1893-ca. 1997, (bulk 1950-1966). Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn C. Girard Davidson papers, 1934-1980 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974. Wayne L. Morse papers, 1919-1969 (bulk 1944-1968). University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980. William O. Douglas papers, 1801-1980 (bulk 1923-1975). Library of Congress
referencedIn Tom McCall photographs collection, 1905-1984, 1966-1975 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Neuberger, Maurine Brown, 1907-2000. Maurine Neuberger papers, 1950-1967. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
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associatedWith Davidson, C. Girard (Crowe Girard), 1910- person
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associatedWith Grant, William G. person
associatedWith Green, Edith, 1910-1987. person
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associatedWith Henderson, Robert W. (Robert Wesley), 1914- person
correspondedWith Honeyman, Nan Wood, 1881-1970. person
correspondedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. family
correspondedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 person
correspondedWith James, James J. person
correspondedWith Jensen, Gertrude Glutsch, 1903-1986. person
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. person
associatedWith Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963. person
correspondedWith Kennedy, John F. family
correspondedWith Kennedy, John F. family
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzerald), 1917-1963. person
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associatedWith Lynch, Jack. person
associatedWith Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001. person
associatedWith Marks, Herbert S. (Herbert Simon), 1907-1960. person
associatedWith McCall, Tom, 1913-1983. person
correspondedWith McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944. person
associatedWith Mellett, Lowell, 1884-1960. person
associatedWith Mills, Randall Vause, 1907-1952. person
associatedWith Milne, Gaibest A. person
associatedWith Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974. person
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
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associatedWith Neuberger, Maurine person
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correspondedWith Neuberger, Richard L. family
correspondedWith Neuberger, Richard L. family
correspondedWith Neuberger, Richard L. family
correspondedWith Neuberger, Richard L. family
associatedWith Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960 person
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associatedWith Oregon Agricultural Research and Advisory Council. corporateBody
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associatedWith Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon State College. Agricultural Experiment Station. corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon State College. School of Agriculture. corporateBody
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1912- person
associatedWith Peace Corps (U.S.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Porter, Charles Orlando, 1919- person
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associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Sherrod, Robert Lee, 1909- person
associatedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Smith, Arthur Robert, 1925- person
associatedWith Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995. person
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correspondedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965. person
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correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005, person
associatedWith Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944. person
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United States
United States
Oregon
Oregon
United States
United States
George Washington Memorial Parkway (Va. and Washington, D.C.)
Oregon
Oregon
Oregon
Oregon
United States
George Washington Memorial Parkway (Va. and Washington, D.C.)
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Strawberries--Oregon
Scrapbooks
Oregon
Women
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Legislators--United States
Indians of North America--Government relations--1934-
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Conservation of natural resources--United States
Agriculture--Economic aspects--Oregon
Legislators
Women's rights--Law and legislation
Agriculture and politics
Politics and government--United States
Agriculture
Public health--United States
Government and Politics
Agricultural price supports--United States
Agricultural experiment stations--Oregon
Moving Images
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Politics and politicians
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Agricultural laws and legislation--United States
Agriculture--Research--Oregon
Politics and government
Berry industry--Oregon
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Birth 1912-12-26

Death 1960-03-09

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