William Howard Taft IV Papers 1958-1989 (bulk 1970-1989)
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Gerald Rudolph Ford, the 38th President of the United States, was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., the son of Leslie Lynch King and Dorothy Ayer Gardner King, on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents separated two weeks after his birth, and his mother took him to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to live with her parents. On February 1, 1916, approximately two years after her divorce was final, Dorothy King married Gerald R. Ford, a Grand Rapids paint salesman. The Fords began calling her son Gerald ...
Proposals to coordinate the activities of the military services were initially considered by U.S. Congress in 1944. Specific plans were put forth in 1945 by the Army, the Navy, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff . In a special message to U.S. Congress on December 19, 1945, President Harry Truman proposed creation of a unified Department of National Defense. A proposal reached Congress in April 1946, but was held up by the Naval Affairs Committee held hearings in July 1946 due to objections to the con...
James Strom Thurmond Sr. (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American military officer and politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina. He ran for president in 1948 as the Dixiecrat candidate on a States' rights platform supporting racial segregation. He received 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes, failing to defeat Harry Truman. Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Southern De...
Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr., in full Thomas Phillip O’Neill, Jr., byname Tip O’Neill, (born December 19, 1912, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.—died January 5, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts), American politician who served as a Democratic representative from Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives (1953–87) and as speaker of the House (1977–86). He was a tireless advocate for social causes, and he frequently expressed his belief that it is the responsibility of the government to contribute to ...
Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Helen Taft Manning : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122343108 Professor of history and dean of Bryn Mawr College. Born Helen Herron Taft, daughter of President William Howard Taft; married Frederick Johnson Manning in 1920. From the description of Papers of Helen Taft Manning, 1908-1956 (bulk 1917-1929). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81788072 ...
Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms in office from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Nelle Wilson and John Edward ("Jack") Reagan. His father nicknamed him "Dutch" as a baby. In 1920 the family resettled in Dixon, Illinois. In 1928 Reagan graduated from Dixon High School, where he had been student body president, an actor in school plays, and a student athlete. He partici...
In March 1972 President Richard Nixon called for an "intensive study" and requested a plan for developing a "safe, fast, and efficient nationwide blood collection and distribution system." Nixon's request was the result of several independent events and initiatives throughout the late 1960s that focused on the U.S. lack of an efficient system for maintaining a sufficiently ample, risk-free national blood supply. The primary aim of the policy was to eliminate the nation's dependence on an oft-con...
The Director, assisted by the Deputy Director, the Associate Director, the Assistant Director, the Executive Assistant to the Director, the Secretariat, and other staff members of the Office of the Director, is responsible for the general direction and coordination of Office Activities, and for maintaining relations with the President, Congress, other Government agencies, and the public. The Office of the Director provides administrative services for the Office as a whole. The Director, as head ...
Les Aspin was a Democratic congressman representing Wisconsin's First Congressional District, 1970-1993. While in Congress he served on the Armed Services, Government Operations, and Budget Committees and in 1985, he was selected to chair the Armed Services Committee. In 1993, left Congress to serve as Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration and resigned in 1994. Aspin then joined the Marquette University faculty in the international affairs program in Washington, D.C. as well as invo...
Ralph Nader (b. Feb. 27, 1934, Winsted, CT) graduated from Princeton University (1955) and received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School (1958). After law school he served in the U.S. Army as a cook. Starting in 1959, Nader began practicing as a lawyer in Hartford, CT, while lecturing at the University of Hartford. He was also a writer for the Christian Science Monitor and The Nation. In 1964, he relocated to Washington, DC to serve as a consultant to Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick M...
U.S. cabinet officer, politician, and lawyer, of Massachusetts. From the description of Papers of Elliot L. Richardson, 1780-1991 (bulk 1947-1991). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009619 From the description of Audio materials, 1961-1984 (bulk 1962 and 1974) [sound recording]. 1961-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 36045043 Government executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Elliot Lee Richardson : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University ...
Peter Joseph Brennan was born May 24, 1918 in New York, New York, the son of John J. and Agnes (Moore) Brennan. His father was an ironworker who died when he was three. After attending the College of the City of New York, he became an apprentice painter and joined Local 1456 of the Painter's Union. He married Josephine Brickley. During World War II, he served in the Naval Reserve. His career as a union official started when he was elected as Business Manager of Local 1456 in 1947. In 1951, he be...
Forrest David Mathews was born on December 6, 1935 in Grove Hill, Alabama. He taught history at various colleges and universities, and became one of the youngest men ever to head a major university when he was named president of the University of Alabama in 1969. On June 26, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford nominated Mathews to succeed Casper Weinberger as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). Mathews was confirmed by the Senate and served as Secretary of HEW from August 1975 to 1977. ...
Everett was a Professor of Law at Duke University. From the description of Papers, 1957-1958. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 228656450 ...
Biographical Note 1945, Sept. 13 Born, Washington, D.C. 1966 Graduated, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 1968 1970 Federal Trade Commission Investigation Project ...
Russell Billiu Long served in the United States Senate from Louisiana for 38 years. Son of Louisiana governor and senator, Huey Pierce Long, and nephew of three-time Louisiana governor, Earl Kemp Long, Russell Long was elected to the U.S. Senate seven times, retiring from public office in January 1987. From the description of Russell B. Long photograph, circa 1950s. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 190570382 From the description of Russell B. Long papers, 18...
Terrel Howard Bell (1921-1996) was appointed Secretary of Education by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, and resigned in 1985. From the description of Bell, Terrel Howard, 1921-1996 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582375 ...
Biographical Note 1917, Aug. 18 Born, San Francisco, Calif. 1933 Graduated, San Francisco Polytechnic High School, San Francisco, Calif. 1938 Graduated, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. 1941 ...
Timothy Leary, clinical psychologist and Harvard professor, became an advocate for the use of psychedelic drugs after conducting experiments with psilocybin mushrooms and LSD. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1920, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, but was court-martialed for an honor code violation. When he refused to resign from the Honor Committee, his fellow cadets were ordered to shun him. He ultimately chose to leave the Academy. Le...
Jack Bascom Brooks (b. December 18, 1922, Crowley, La.–d. December 4, 2012, Beaumont, Tex.) was a Democratic lawmaker from Beaumont, Texas, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for forty-two years. When defeated in 1994, Brooks was the most senior Representative ever to have lost a general election for the U.S. House of Representatives. From the description of Brooks, Jack Bascom, 1922-2012 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10572241 Long-t...
Legislative assistant. From the description of Reminiscences of Richard Norman Perle :koral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122619972 ...
General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) became the 65th Secretary of State on January 20, 2001. As he stated at his confirmation hearing, the guiding principle of U.S. foreign policy during his tenure was that "America stands ready to help any country that wishes to join the democratic world."Powell brought extensive experience with him to his office. Before becoming Secretary of State, he served as a key aide to the Secretary of Defense and as National Security Advisor to President Reagan. He also ...
Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States, was born on his family''s farm on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. His family moved to Whittier, California in 1922, and his father operated a grocery store there. His mother''s family were Quakers, and Nixon attended Whittier College, a Quaker institution. He graduated from Whittier in 1934, and won a scholarship to Duke University Law School. After graduating from Duke, he returned to Whittier, California and joined the la...
Interviewee married William H. Taft III. From the description of Reminiscences of Barbara Hoult Bradfield Taft : oral history, 1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122362043 ...