O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964

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William O'Dwyer (1890-1964), a native of Bohola, County Mayo in Ireland, emigrated to New York City in 1910. Prior to becoming Mayor in 1946, he served in the United States Army and later worked as a policeman, lawyer, district attorney. He was re-elected in November 1949 and served until August 1950, when he accepted the position of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
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referencedIn Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954, 1934-1952 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998. Papers, 1932-1969, 1945-1949 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf O'Dwyer, Paul. Correspondence, 1941-1957, (bulk 1945-1949) ; 1984-1988. Municipal Reference & Res Center/Doris
referencedIn Paul Blanshard Papers, 1912-1979 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. 1860 - 1964. Correspondence with Harry S. Truman. 1945 - 1962. Harry S. Truman, 1949-1952. 1945 - 1962. Letter from Harry S. Truman to Eleanor Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
referencedIn De la Chapelle, Clarence E. Reminiscences of Clarence E. de la Chappelle : oral history, 1962. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn United States. War Refugee Board. Records, 1944-1945. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Flynn, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1891-1953. Papers, 1913-1963, 1931-1952 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964. Reminiscences of William O'Dwyer : oral history, 1962. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf WNYC (Radio Station : New York, N.Y.). WNYC collection of broadcast recordings [sound recording], 1938-1970. Municipal Reference & Res Center/Doris
referencedIn Robert G. Spivack Papers, 1931-1970, (bulk 1936-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Brooklyn Public Library. Brooklyn photograph collection, [ca.1880-1980], 1940-1960 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hillman, Bessie. Bessie Hillman correspondence, 1930-1970, 1945-1970 (bulk). Cornell University Library
creatorOf New York (N.Y.). Mayor (1946-1950 : O'Dwyer). Local laws of New York City, 1946-1949. Municipal Reference & Res Center/Doris
referencedIn 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 O'Dwyer, Paul. Photographs of Mayor William O'Dwyer, 1917-1954, (bulk 1946-1950). Municipal Reference & Res Center/Doris
referencedIn James J. O'Brien papers, 1948-1949 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn President's Secretary's Files (Truman Administration). 1945 - 1960. Personal Files. 1945 - 1953. Roosevelt, Eleanor: General [3 of 3]. 1945 - 1953. Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Butler, Robert, 1897-1955. Robert Butler papers, 1946-1955. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Tenzer, Herbert. Oral history collection, [ca. 1940]-1985, [ca. 1940-1947] (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Bernstien, Oscar, 1885-1974. Reminiscences of Oscar Bernstien : oral history, 1962. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Guide to the Louis Weinstock Papers and Photographs, circa 1910-1994 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Photographs, 1905-1994 Hastie, William, 1904-1976. 1905 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Guide to the American Irish Citizens Committee for the Re-Election of Mayor William O'Dwyer Records, 1949-1950 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf New York (N.Y.). Mayor. I Am An American Committee. Records, 1941-1957. Municipal Reference & Res Center/Doris
referencedIn William Hastie photographs, 1905-1994 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn O'Brien, James J. James J. O'Brien papers, 1948-1949. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Vaad Hatzala (New York, N.Y.). Records, 1940-1963, 1942-1949 (bulk) Yeshiva University
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ballas, William E. 1916-1943. [Papers of Lt. William Ballas]. Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Pritzker Military Library
creatorOf WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.). Collection of broadcast recordings [sound recording], 1938-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rescue Children, Inc. Records, [ca. 1946-1985]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Ballas, William E. 1916-1943. person
associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Bernstien, Oscar, 1885-1974. person
associatedWith Blanshard, Paul, 1892- person
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. person
associatedWith Brooklyn Public Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Butler, Robert, 1897-1955. person
associatedWith De la Chapelle, Clarence E. person
associatedWith Flynn, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1891-1953. person
associatedWith Hastie, William, 1904-1976. person
associatedWith Hayden Cudahy, Dorothy, 1922-2010 person
associatedWith Hillman, Bessie. person
associatedWith Kelly, John K., person
associatedWith Moody, Blair, 1902-1954 person
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Mayor (1946-1950 : O'Dwyer) corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Mayor. I Am An American Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Brien, James J person
associatedWith O'Brien, James J. person
associatedWith O'Dwyer, Paul. person
associatedWith O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998. person
associatedWith Rescue Children, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Spivack, Robert G. person
associatedWith Tenzer, Herbert. person
associatedWith United States. War Refugee Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Vaad Hatzala (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Weinstock, Louis, 1903-1994 person
associatedWith WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Mexico 00 MX
New York City NY US
Brooklyn NY US
Ireland 00 IE
Subject
Ambassadors
Irish Americans
Irish Americans
Irish Americans
Practice of law
World War, 1939-1945
Occupation
Ambassadors
Lawyers
Mayors
Politicians
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Birth 1890-07-11

Death 1964-11-24

Spanish; Castilian,

English

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