Drinan, Robert F.

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Jesuit priest, professor, and former Congressman.

Drinan was born in Boston in 1920. He attended Boston College and Georgetown University, and was ordained in 1953. From 1956 to 1970 he was Dean of the Boston College Law School, and from 1971 to 1980 he served in the United States House of Representatives. While in Congress Drinan advocated human rights, was involved in the Nixon impeachment hearings, helped revise the U.S. Criminal Code, and spearheaded abolishment of the House Internal Security Committee. In 1981 he went to teach at Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, Drinan specilized in international human rights, constitutional law, and arms control. He remained on the faculty at the Center for twenty-six years. Drinan died January, 2007, at the age of 86.

From the description of Robert F. Drinan, SJ, papers 1955-2006, (bulk 1970-1981). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33140540

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referencedIn National Committee Against Repressive Legislation. Records, 1948-2003. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Brooks, Lawrence Graham, 1881-1981. Papers, 1897-1981. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Shapiro, Irving S., 1916-2001. Irving S. Shapiro papers, 1964-1981 Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967. Papers, 1933-1967. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Hester, Hugh B. (Hugh Bryan), 1895-1983. Hugh Hester papers, 1945-1983. (bulk 1968-1983). Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Bauman, Mordecai. Papers, 1926-2000. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Field, Richard Hinkley, 1903-1978. Papers of Richard Hinkley Field, 1932-1978 (inclusive), 1942-1978 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. Papers, 1949-1973 (bulk 1961-1973). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Moffitt, John. Papers of John Moffitt [manuscript], 1975-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Boston College. Law School. Law School Records, 1929-[ongoing]. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn National Committee against Repressive Legislation (U.S.). Records, 1952-1980. Wisconsin historical society
referencedIn Sutherland, Arthur E., 1902-1973. Papers of Arthur Eugene Sutherland, 1923-1972 (inclusive), 1950-1972 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Drinan, Robert F. Robert F. Drinan, SJ, papers 1955-2006, (bulk 1970-1981). Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Williams, Michael, 1878-1950. Records, 1926-1989. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.). Records, 1915-[ongoing]. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Drinan, Robert F. Robert F. Drinan : commercials, 1970. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
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associatedWith Bauman, Mordecai. person
associatedWith Boston College. Law School. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooks, Lawrence Graham, 1881-1981. person
correspondedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Field, Richard Hinkley, 1903-1978. person
associatedWith Georgetown University. Law Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Hester, Hugh B. (Hugh Bryan), 1895-1983. person
associatedWith Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967. person
associatedWith Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. person
associatedWith Moffitt, John. person
associatedWith National Committee against Repressive Legislation (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
associatedWith Shapiro, Irving S. person
associatedWith Sutherland, Arthur E., 1902-1973. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
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Boston (Mass.)
Brookline (Mass.)
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Catholic universities and colleges
Criminal law
Human rights
Jesuits
Jews, Soviet
Legislators
Television advertising
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
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Active 1945

Active 1983

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