O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998

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From the description of Reminiscences of Paul O'Dwyer : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147572

From the description of Papers, 1932-1969, 1945-1949 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122516916

Paul O'Dwyer was born in Bohola, County Mayo, Ireland. Like his brother, William O'Dwyer, who was New York City Mayor from 1946 to 1950, Paul was also active in New York's local politics. Paul O'Dwyer, who worked as an attorney at the law firm O'Dwyer and Bernstein, was a vice-president and member of the Executive Board of the FDR-Woodrow Wilson Democratic Club and a member of the Advisory Board of the New York Committee for Kennedy and Johnson in 1960. He also participated in associations concerned with social issues including being New York Chairman of President Kennedy's Program of Aid to the Aged through social security in 1962, as appointed Chairman of the Medicare Campaign in New York also in 1962, and as a member of the Board of Children's Welfare, and Chairman of the Law Committee for Justice in Palestine from 1946 to 1947.

He founded the liberal New Democratic Coalition and was founder, first president and in 1963, Executive Director of the Irish Institute.

In 1948, he won the Democratic Assembly Primary and ran for Congress. In 1963, his Councilman-at-large campaign approach was to "attack discrimination and poverty." In 1965, he joined the Mayoral race. He was outraged at the $1.50 minimum wage in 1966 and was one of the first politicians to oppose the Vietnam War. Paul O'Dwyer, who has a strong civil rights background, was nominated as candidate of the Democratic Party for U.S. Senate in 1968. In 1973, he was elected City Council President for New York City and served until 1977. In 1986, he was appointed borough historian of Manhattan and in 1990, he was appointed Commissioner of the New York City Commission for the United Nations and Consular Corps., which acts as a liaison between the Mayor and members of the U.N. community and Consular Corps.

From the description of Papers, 1935-1977, (bulk 1963-1977). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578024

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn United States. Office of Strategic Services. Reports on revisionist Zionists, 1944-1982. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998. Papers, 1955-1983, 1968-1980 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Wagner, Robert F. (Ferdinad), 1910-1991. Robert F. Wagner Personal Papers. 1895-1993. LaGuardia Community College Library Media Resources Center, Library Media Resources Center
referencedIn Lexington Democratic Club records, 1948-2010, 1952-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998. Reminiscences of Paul O'Dwyer : oral history, 1962. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Peter V. Cacchione Papers, Bulk, 1944-1947, 1936-1947 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Bernadette Devlin Defense Fund. Records, 1968-1971, bulk 1970. St. John's University Libraries
referencedIn Irish Institute of New York Records, 1950-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn George Harrison Papers, Bulk, 1970-2000, 1925-2003; bulk 1970-2000 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Cormac K. H. O'Malley Papers, Bulk, 1969-1981, 1930-2000 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Cacchione, Peter V., 1897-1947. Papers, 1936-1947 (bulk 1944-1947) Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Shirley Quill Transport Workers Union of America Photographs, Bulk, 1941-1966, 1913-1997 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Jane Conlon Muller Oral History Collection, 1990-1991 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
contributorOf National Moratorium on Vietnam United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn McCarthy-O'Dwyer campaign collection, 1966-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Ruth and Augustus Goetz papers, 1930-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Harrison, George 1915-2004. George Harrison Papers 1925-2003 (bulk 1970-2000). New York University, Tamiment Library
referencedIn New York (N.Y.). City Council. President. Subject files, 1967-1977. Municipal Reference & Res Center/Doris
referencedIn Jane Conlon Muller Oral History Collection, 1990-1991 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998. Papers, 1935-1977, (bulk 1963-1977). Municipal Reference & Res Center/Doris
referencedIn Transport Workers Union of America. Photographic prints, 1913-1986. 1937-1986 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998. Papers, 1932-1969, 1945-1949 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998. Paul O'Dwyer : commercials , 1968-1977. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Douglas, Melvyn. Papers, 1892-1983. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn American League for an Undivided Ireland. Records, 1947-1963, 1947-1958 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Peter F. Dolan Photographs, Bulk, 1974-1989, 1932-1989 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998. Scrapbooks. Municipal Reference & Res Center/Doris
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associatedWith Aid for Northern Ireland. corporateBody
associatedWith American Committee for Ulster Justice. corporateBody
associatedWith American Labor Party of the State of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith American League for a Free Palestine. corporateBody
associatedWith American League for an Undivided Ireland. corporateBody
associatedWith Bernadette Devlin Defense Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. person
associatedWith Cacchione, Peter V., 1897-1947. person
associatedWith Dolan, Peter F. person
associatedWith Douglas, Melvyn. person
associatedWith Goetz, Ruth person
associatedWith Harrison, George 1915-2004. person
associatedWith Irish Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Irish Institute of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Irish Republican Information Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Kelly, John K., person
associatedWith Lexington Democratic Club corporateBody
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Muller, Jane Conlon. person
associatedWith Muller, Jane Conlon. person
associatedWith New Ulster Political Research Group. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). City Council. President. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964. person
associatedWith O'Gara, James. person
associatedWith O'Malley, Cormac K. H. person
associatedWith Purcell, Patrick Joseph. person
associatedWith Quill, Mike. person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Stagg, Frank. person
associatedWith Transport Workers Union of America. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Strategic Services. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Refugee Board. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Untermeyer, Joseph. person
associatedWith Wagner, Robert F. (Ferdinad), 1910-1991. person
associatedWith Warsaw, Isiah. person
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New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
Northern Ireland
Ireland
New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
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Lawyers--Interviews
Justice, Administration of--Political aspects
Municipal government
Civil rights
Television advertising
Campaign paraphernalia
Refugees
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Practice of law
Munitions
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Criminal law
Campaign literature, 1965--Democratic
Radio advertising
Campaign literature, 1968--Democratic
Firearms
Courts
Advertising, political
Local government
Zionism
Irish American associations, institutions, etc
Smuggling
Hunger strikes
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
Politicians--Interviews
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Birth 1907-06-29

Death 1998-06-23

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