Boggs, J. Caleb (James Caleb), 1909-1993

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J. Caleb Boggs served three terms as a United States Representative and two terms as a U. S. Senator from the state of Delaware, as well as two terms the state's Governor (1953-1960).

Born in Cheswold, Delaware, on May 15, 1909, J. Caleb Boggs graduated from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, in 1931, and from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1937. Boggs was admitted to the bar in 1938 and began practice in Dover, Delaware.

After serving in the United States Army during World War II (1941-1946), Boggs was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses, serving from January 3, 1947 until January 3, 1953. In January 1953, he became of Governor of Delaware and continued in office until his resignation on December 30, 1960. In November of 1960, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, was reelected in 1966, and served from January 3, 1961, to January 3, 1973.

Following an unsuccessful campaign for reelection in 1972, Boggs practiced law in Wilmington, Delaware, and was a resident of the city, until his death on March 26, 1993.

Dr. John M. Dawson was the Director of Libraries at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

"James Caleb Boggs." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (accessed July 2011) Information regarding John M. Dawson was derived from the letter.

From the guide to the J. Caleb Boggs letter to John M. Dawson, 1972 July 20, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Boggs, J. Caleb (James Caleb), 1909-1993. [Letter] 1972 July 10, Washington [to] William P. Thompson, Philadelphia / J. Caleb Boggs. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
creatorOf Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. Papers of Hugh Scott [manuscript], 1925-1979. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Arthur E. Scott photograph collection George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Lee, Maurice du Pont, 1885-1974. Papers, 1900-1973 (bulk 1952-1972). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. Personal papers, 1948-1992. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Henry Belin du Pont, Jr., papers, 1920-1970. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf J. Caleb Boggs letter to John M. Dawson, 1972 July 20 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Bane, Frank, 1893-. Papers of Frank Bane [manuscript] 1919 [1936-1966] 1971. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
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associatedWith Arthur E. Scott, 1917-1976 person
associatedWith Bane, Frank, 1893- person
correspondedWith Dawson, John M. person
correspondedWith Dawson, John M., correspondent. person
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry Belin, 1898-1970. person
associatedWith Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. person
associatedWith Lee, Maurice du Pont, 1885-1974. person
associatedWith Scott, Arthur E., 1917-1976. person
associatedWith Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. person
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Birth 1909-05-15

Death 1993-03-26




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