Democratic Study Group

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Legislative service organization operating from 1959 to 1995 to assist Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

From the description of Democratic Study Group records, 1912-1995 (bulk 1960-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069100

Organizational History

  • 1959: Like-minded Democrats in the House of Representative establish the Democratic Study Group (DSG) to mobilize and coordinate efforts to enact progressive programs William G. Phillips appointed staff director
  • 1960 - 1968 : DSG plays leadership role in passing Kennedy-Johnson legislative agenda
  • 1968: Richard Conlon appointed executive director, serving twenty years until his death in a boating accident
  • 1970 - 1990 : DSG active in reforming parliamentary rules of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1988: Scott Lilly appointed executive director
  • 1995: DSG dissolved under Republican majority reform rules abolishing the organization as a congressionally funded entity

From the guide to the Democratic Study Group Records, 1912-1995, (bulk 1960-1990), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Robert N. Giaimo Papers., undated, 1956-1981. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Wilson, Charles, 1933-2010. Congressman Charles Wilson Papers, 1960-1996. Stephen F. Austin State University, East Texas Research Center
referencedIn Rosenblatt, Maurice. Maurice Rosenblatt papers, 1910-2003 (bulk 1942-2000). Library of Congress
referencedIn Maurice Rosenblatt Papers, 1910-2003, (bulk 1942-2000) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Democratic Study Group. Democratic Study Group records, 1912-1995 (bulk 1960-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Carl Bert Albert Congressional papers, 1910-1998, bulk 1946-1998. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
creatorOf Democratic Study Group Records, 1912-1995, (bulk 1960-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Fraser, Donald MacKay, 1924-. Donald M. Fraser papers, 1951-1995 (bulk 1962-1978). Minnesota Historical Society Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Albert, Carl Bert, 1908-2000. person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fraser, Donald MacKay, 1924- person
correspondedWith Giaimo, Robert N. person
associatedWith House Democratic Caucus (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Rosenblatt, Maurice. person
associatedWith Rosenblatt, Maurice. person
associatedWith Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. White House Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Charles, 1933-2010. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Arms control--United States
Budget--United States
Medical care
War and emergency powers--United States
Civil rights movements--Alabama
Executive power--United States
Consumer protection--United States
Legislative power
Education--United States
Medical care--United States
Campaign funds
Civil rights--United States
Legislative power--United States
Poverty--United States
Campaign funds--United States
Environmental policy
Political Campaigns
War and emergency powers
Executive power
Arms control
Political campaigns--United States
Taxation--United States
Consumer protection
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Civil rights
Environmental policy--United States
Civil rights movement

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Active 1912

Active 1995



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