Gillette, Guy M. (Guy Mark), 1879-1973

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Guy Mark Gillette was born in Cherokee, Iowa, February 3, 1879. After attending public schools, Gillette served as a sergeant in the Fifty-second Iowa Regiment of the US Army during the Spanish-American War, from May 25 until October 30, 1898. He returned to school and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines in 1900. After being admitted to the bar, he established practice in Cherokee. Gillette was City Attorney of Cherokee in 1906 and 1907, prosecuting attorney of Cherokee County from 1907 until 1909, and a member of the Iowa State Senate from 1912 until 1916. He married Rose Freeman in June of 1907. During the First World War, Gillette served as a captain in the Army's Forty-ninth Regulars, from November of 1917 until March of 1919. After the war, Gillette returned to Cherokee, left law and became involved in dairy farming. In 1932, Gillette was elected to Congress, and re-elected in 1934. In 1936, he was elected to the U. S. Senate and served there until 1944. In 1945, Gillette served as the chairman of the Surplus Property Board and then became president of the American League for a Free Palestine, where he served until 1948. In 1949, Gillette was again elected to the United States Senate, and served until 1955. Gillette then worked as counsel with the Senate Post Office and Civil Service committee until 1956, and with the Judiciary Committee until 1961. Guy M. Gillette died on March 3, 1973. Just after World War II, William "Del" Stelck began his teaching career in Southern California. In 1956, he and 31 other instructors became the founding faculty members of San Fernando Valley State College, where he served as the first dean of social sciences and helped to organize many of the school's academic departments. He was recognized with the school's "Outstanding Teacher Award" and its "Creativity Award." The school later became known as California State University at Northridge. Stelck retired from the History faculty in 1987, and was presented with the Emeriti Merit Award in 2002. He died in 2004.

From the description of Del Stelck collection of the papers of Guy M. Gillette, ca. 1936-1959. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233837466

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referencedIn Atlantic Union Committee Records, 1940-1968, (bulk 1949-1952) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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referencedIn Papers, 1927-1969 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn National Federation of Grain Cooperatives. National Federation of Grain Cooperatives records, 1946-1976. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Gillette, Guy Mark, 1879-. Letter to Clyde C. Walton, Jr. Washington, DC. 1953 May 19. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Murphy, Donald R. Papers, 1924-1949. Iowa State University, Parks Library
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creatorOf More, Jake, 1903-. Papers of Jake More, 1932-1968. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Wiley Rutledge Papers, 1912-1984, (bulk 1935-1951) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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creatorOf Baxter, Raymond Willard, 1896-. Papers of Raymond W. Baxter, 1956. University of Iowa Libraries
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creatorOf LeCompte, Karl M. Papers of Karl M. LeCompte, 1939-1972. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn National Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association. Records, 1927-1945. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn National Federation of Grain Cooperatives records, 1946-1976. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Anderson, Jack, 1922-2005. Mike Mansfield oral history collection, 1951-1985 [sound recording]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Couch, Albert Ambrose. Papers of Albert A. Couch, 1940-1951. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Atlantic Union Committee. Records, 1940-1968. Library of Congress
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creatorOf Gillette, Guy M. (Guy Mark), 1879-1973. Del Stelck collection of the papers of Guy M. Gillette, ca. 1936-1959. University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith American League for a Free Palestine corporateBody
correspondedWith Atlantic Union Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Baxter, Raymond Willard, 1896- person
associatedWith Biermann, Frederick Elliott, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Breen, Edward J., 1899-1978. person
associatedWith Couch, Albert Ambrose. person
associatedWith Grahame, Orville F. person
associatedWith Graven, Henry N. person
associatedWith Haan, Kilsoo. person
associatedWith Hart, Henry Melvin. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Edward E. person
associatedWith Kraschel, Nelson George, 1889-1957. person
associatedWith LeCompte, Karl M. person
associatedWith Ludlow, Louis, 1873-1950 person
associatedWith Mitchell, Donald J., 1914-1975. person
associatedWith Moody, Blair, 1902-1954 person
associatedWith More, Jake, 1903- person
associatedWith Murphy, Donald R. person
associatedWith National Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association. corporateBody
associatedWith National Federation of Grain Cooperatives. corporateBody
associatedWith National Federation of Grain Cooperatives. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
associatedWith Pryor, John Carlisle, 1883-1979. person
associatedWith Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961 person
associatedWith Riley, William Francis. person
associatedWith Robinson, Thomas John Bright, 1868-1958. person
associatedWith Rogers, John Carr, d. 1979. person
correspondedWith Rutledge, Wiley, 1894-1949. person
correspondedWith Rutledge, Wiley Blount person
associatedWith Shearer, Brainard Hayes, 1881-1970. person
associatedWith Stelck, Del person
associatedWith Stelck, William. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate corporateBody
associatedWith Walton, Clyde C., person
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Iowa
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Birth 1879-02-03

Death 1973-03-03

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