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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...
Blatnik, John Anton, 1911-1991
John Anton Blatnik (August 17, 1911 – December 17, 1991) was a United States Congressman from Minnesota. He was a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), which is affiliated with the Democratic Party. Blatnik graduated from Winona State College in 1935 after which he became an educational advisor for the Superior National Forest Civilian Conservation Corps (1935-1937), taught chemistry at Chisholm High School (1937-1939), and served as Saint Louis County Assistant Superin...
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986
Jacob Koppel Javits (May 18, 1904 – March 7, 1986) was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, Javits served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing New York's 21st congressional district from 1947 to 1954, as the 58th Attorney General of New York from 1955 to 1957, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from 1957 until 1981. After graduating from New York University School of Law, he established a law practice in New York City. During World War II, he serv...
Eisenhower, Milton Stover, 1899-1985
Milton Stover Eisenhower was born on September 15, 1899 in Abilene, Kansas, the son of local creamery worker David Eisenhower and Ida Stover. His younger brother, Dwight D. Eisenhower, became U.S. President (1952-1960). Milton Eisenhower graduated from Kansas State College in 1923 with a B.S. in industrial journalism before serving as the American vice-consul in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 1924 to 1926. In 1926, he entered the Department of Agriculture as an administrative assistant and became its...
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963
Herbert Henry Lehman (March 28, 1878 – December 5, 1963) was an American investment banker and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he notably served from 1933 until 1942 as the 45th Governor of New York and as U.S. Senator from New York between 1949 and 1957. Born in Manhattan, he attended The Sachs School and Sachs Collegiate Institute before earning a B.A. from Williams College. After graduating, Lehman worked in textile manufacturing, eventually becoming vice-president and treasu...
Scott, Hugh Doggett, 1900-1994
Hugh Doggett Scott Jr. (November 11, 1900 – July 21, 1994) was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He served as Senate Minority Leader from 1969 to 1977. Born and educated in Virginia, Scott moved to Philadelphia to join his uncle's law firm. He was appointed as Philadelphia's assistant district attorney in 1926 and remained in that position until 1941. Scot...
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as the 34th vice president in early 1945. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain communist expansion. He proposed numerous liberal domestic reforms, but few were enacted by the Conservative Coalition that dominated Congres...
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979
Leverett A. Saltonstall (September 1, 1892 – June 17, 1979) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. He served three two-year terms as the 55th Governor of Massachusetts, and for more than twenty years as a United States Senator (1945–1967). Saltonstall was internationalist in foreign policy and moderate on domestic policy, serving as a well-liked mediating force in the Republican Party. He was the only member of the Republican Senate leadership to vote for the censure of Joseph...
Kirchwey, Freda, 1893-1976
Mary Frederika "Freda" Kirchwey (September 26, 1893 – January 3, 1976) was an American journalist, editor, and publisher strongly committed throughout her career to liberal causes (anti-Fascist, pro-Soviet, anti-anti-communist). From 1933 to 1955, she was Editor of The Nation magazine. Mary Frederika "Freda" Kirchwey (September 26, 1893 – January 3, 1976) was an American journalist, editor, and publisher strongly committed throughout her career to liberal causes (anti-Fascist, pro-Soviet, anti-a...
Reuther, Victor G. (Victor George), 1912-2004
Victor George Reuther (January 1, 1912 – June 3, 2004) was a prominent international labor organizer. He was one of three Reuther brothers (Walter and Roy) who were lifelong members of the U.S. labor movement. His older brother Walter became the president of the United Auto Workers union (UAW) and Victor became the head of that union's Education Dept. and an organizer on the international level. He was a proponent of social democracy. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of Anna (S...
Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974
Wayne Lyman Morse (October 20, 1900 – July 22, 1974) was an American attorney and United States Senator from Oregon. Morse is well known for opposing his party's leadership and for his opposition to the Vietnam War on constitutional grounds. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, and educated at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota Law School, Morse moved to Oregon in 1930 and began teaching at the University of Oregon School of Law. During World War II, he was elected to the U.S....
Brown, Muriel Buck Humphrey, 1912-1998
Muriel Fay Humphrey Brown (née Buck; February 20, 1912 – September 20, 1998) was an American politician who served as the Second Lady of the United States and as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. She was married to the 38th Vice President of the United States, Hubert Humphrey. Following her husband's death, she was appointed to his seat in the United States Senate, serving for most of the year 1978, thus becoming the first woman to serve as a Senator from Minnesota, and the only Second Lady of the ...
Forrestal, James, 1892-1949
James Vincent Forrestal (February 15, 1892 – May 22, 1949) was the last Cabinet-level United States Secretary of the Navy and the first United States Secretary of Defense. Forrestal came from a very strict middle class Irish Catholic family. He was a successful financier on Wall Street before becoming Undersecretary of the Navy in 1940, shortly before the United States entered the Second World War. He became Secretary of the Navy in May 1944 upon the death of his superior, Frank Knox. Preside...
Leahy, William D. (William Daniel), 1875-1959
Fleet Admiral William Daniel Leahy (May 6, 1875 – July 20, 1959) was an American naval officer who served as the senior-most United States military officer on active duty during World War II. He held multiple titles and was at the center of all major military decisions the United States made in World War II. As Chief of Naval Operations from 1937 to 1939, he was the senior officer in the United States Navy, overseeing the preparations for war. After retiring from the Navy, he was appointed in...
Diggs, Charles C., 1922-1998
Charles Coles Diggs Jr. (December 2, 1922 – August 24, 1998) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Michigan who served in the state senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Diggs was an early member of the civil rights movement. In September 1955, the Michigan Representative garnered national attention when he attended the trial of the two white Mississippians accused of murdering Emmett Till. He was also elected the first chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and was a staunch...
O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964
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....
United States. Congress. House
U.S. House of Representatives is the lower house of Congress. From the guide to the Subscription lists, 1870, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) The first session of the Congress of the United States, under a resolution passed by the Congress of the Confederation, on September 13, 1788, was called to meet in New York City on March 4, 1789. On the appointed day only 13 Members of the House were present and, as this number did not constitute a quorum, the sessions...
Brewster, Owen, 1888-1961
Lawyer, statesman, governor of Maine, and U.S. senator; b. Ralph Owen Brewster. From the description of Christmas card, 1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70926064 ...
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation (University of Michigan)
Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995
Margaret Chase Smith was born in Skowhegan, Maine, on December 14, 1897. Her entry into politics came through the career of Clyde Smith, the man she married in 1930. Clyde was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1936. Margaret served as his secretary. When Clyde died in 1940, she succeeded her husband. After four terms in the House, she won election to the United States Senate in 1948. In so doing, she became the first woman elected to both houses of Congress. Senator Smi...
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...
United States. Department of State
The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by an act of July 27, 1789 (1 Stat. 28) and redesignated the Department of State by an act of September 15, 1789 (1 Stat. 68). It was the agency of the United States created by law to assist the President in the formulation and execution of the Nation's foreign policy, and in the conduct of foreign affairs and of certain domestic affairs. The Department made plans for peace and security among all nations, participated in the United Nations and o...
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Lyndon Baines Johnson, also known as LBJ, was born on August 27, 1908 at Stonewall, Texas. He was the first child of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson, and had three sisters and a brother: Rebekah, Josefa, Sam Houston, and Lucia. In 1913, the Johnson family moved to nearby Johnson City, named for Lyndon''s forebears, and Lyndon entered first grade. On May 24, 1924 he graduated from Johnson City High School. He decided to forego higher education and moved to California with a few ...
Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944
Wendell Lewis Willkie (born Lewis Wendell Willkie; February 18, 1892 – October 8, 1944) was an American lawyer, corporate executive and the 1940 Republican nominee for President. Willkie appealed to many convention delegates as the Republican field's only interventionist: although the U.S. remained neutral prior to Pearl Harbor, he favored greater U.S. involvement in World War II to support Britain and other Allies. His Democratic opponent, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, won the 1940...
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1968 presidential election, losing to Republican nominee Richard Nixon. Born in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota. At one point he helped run his ...
Martin, Joseph W. (Joseph William), 1884-1968
Joseph William Martin Jr. (November 3, 1884 – March 6, 1968) was an American politician who served as the 44th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1947 to 1949 and 1953 to 1955; he represented the district covering North Attleborough, Massachusetts. He was the only Republican to serve as Speaker in a sixty-four year period from 1931 to 1995. He was a "compassionate conservative" who opposed the New Deal and supported the conservative coalition of Republicans and southern D...
McFarland, Ernest William "Mac", 1894-1984
Ernest McFarland "Father of the GI Bill" The son of Oklahoma pioneers, Ernest "Mac" McFarland nearly died from a bronchial infection he contracted while serving stateside during World War I. Military surgeons operated on his lungs, then sent him off to recuperate in a drier climate. "Jobless and homeless," he made his way to Phoenix, where he eventually found work as a bookkeeper in a bank. While other veterans struggled in the postwar economy, the future majority leader thrived in Arizona...
Barrett, Frank A. (Frank Aloysius), 1892-1962
Barrett, from Lusk, Wyoming, served almost thirty years in public office in Wyoming as state senator, U.S. representative (1942-1951), governor (1951-1953), and U.S. senator (1953-1959). From the description of Papers, 1920-1981 (bulk 1952-1958). (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 27966081 Lawyer, rancher, Wyoming state senator (1933-1936); U.S. representative and senator, member of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, and governor...
Smathers, George A. (George Armistead), 1913-2007
George Armistead Smathers (b. Nov. 14, 1913, Atlantic City, N.J.-d. Jan. 20, 2007, Indian Creek Village, Fla.), a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Florida, graduated from the University of Florida law school in 1938. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945. He was elected as a Democrat to two terms in the Congress, serving from 1947 to 1951, and was elected to the Senate, serving three terms from 1951 to 1969. From the description of Smathers...
Wolcott, Jesse P. (Jesse Paine), 1893-1969
Gannett, Frank E. (Frank Ernest), 1876-1957
While a student at Cornell University, Frank Gannett worked as a reporter for the ITHACA JOURNAL, correspondent for newspapers in other cities, and editor of the CORNELL DAILY SUN. He accompanied the first United States Commission to the Philippines as secretary to its chairman, Jacob Gould Schurman, then President of Cornell. Returning to Ithaca, New York in 1900, he worked for the ITHACA DAILY NEWS and the CORNELL ALUMNI NEWS. He also worked for a time in New York City and Pittsbu...
Van Wagoner, Murray Delos, 1898-
Construction engineer and Michigan Democratic politician; served terms as Oakland County Drain Commissioner, Michigan State Highway Commissioner, and as Governor, 1941-1942. From the description of Murray Delos Van Wagoner papers, 1921-1949. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418743 Murray D. Van Wagoner was born March 18, 1898 in Tuscola County, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 1921 then went to work ...
Ferguson, Homer, 1888-1982
Republican U.S. Senator from Michigan, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, and judge on the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. From the description of Homer Ferguson papers, 1939-1976. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419354 Senator, judge. From the description of Reminiscences of Homer Ferguson : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565301 Ferguson (1888-1982) graduated from the University...
Cain, Harry P. (Harry Pulliam), 1906-1979
Harry Pulliam Cain was born on 10 Jan. 1906 in Nashville, Tenn. He attended Hill Military Academy in Portland, Ore., and the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. In 1929, he returned to Tacoma and worked in the trust department of the Bank of California. Throughout his tenure at the bank, he was involved with the Washington Banker's Association. He resigned from the bank in 1939 to campaign for mayor. Prior to his campaign, Cain managed the 1939 Washington State Golden Jubilee in Tacoma. In...
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958
Author, journalist, news analyst, and government official. From the description of Elmer Holmes Davis papers, 1865-1957 (bulk 1946-1957). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74986273 American journalist and author. From the description of Then came war : 1939 : sound recording, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122446694 Writer. From the description of Reminiscences of Elmer Holmes Davis : oral history, 1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 1224...
Eberharter, Herman P. (Herman Peter), 1892-1958
Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946
Harry Lloyd Hopkins (1890-1946) was born in Sioux City, Iowa. After graduation from Grinnell College in 1912, he became a social worker in New York City with the Christadora Settlement House and the Association for Improving the Conditions of the Poor (AICP). He was Executive Secretary of the New York Board of Child Welfare from 1915 to 1917 and worked for the American Red Cross in New Orleans and Atlanta from 1917 to 1921, when he rejoined the AICP in New York as Assistant Director. He headed t...
Monroney, Mike, 1902-
Knowland, Helen Davis Herrick.
Dingell, John D. (John David), 1894-1955
John David Dingell Sr. (February 2, 1894 – September 19, 1955) was an American politician who represented Michigan's 15th congressional district from 1933 to 1955. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was the father of the longest-serving member of Congress, former U.S. Representative John Dingell. Dingell was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Marie Ciesielski Opalewska and Joseph A. Dzieglewicz, who were Polish immigrants. The family's surname ended up being anglicized to 'Dingell...
Snyder, John W. (John Wesley), 1895-1985
Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965
Baruch, a financier and public adviser, was a millionaire by the age of thirty thanks to his investments in the stock market. He put his wealth to use in politics and public affairs and became an adviser to Woodrow Wilson, who appointed him chairman of the War Industries Board and a member of the president's war council. After World War I, he took part in the postwar peace conference and later became an adviser to President Roosevelt on defense matters and industrial preparedness for war. After ...
Butler of Saffron Walden, Richard Austen Butler, Baron, 1902-1982
Statesman. From the description of Reminiscences of Richard Austin Butler : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309724838 ...
Owens, Henry J.
Watt, James, 1911-
Lamont, Thomas Stilwell, 1899-
Smith, Harold D., 1898-1947
Harold D. Smith (1898-1947) came to the Federal government from Michigan, where he had been State Budget Director under Governor Frank Murphy. His fiscal reforms in Michigan attracted the attention of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who in April 1939 appointed Smith Director of the Bureau of the Budget. This coincided with the transfer of the Budget Bureau to the Executive Office of the President, authorized by the President's Reorganization Plan No. 1 in July 1939. In June 1946, Smith resigned to become...
Brown, Clarence J., 1893-1965
Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986
United States ambassador to India, 1951-1953 and 1963-1969. From the description of The Indo-American development program : the problems and opportunities : mimeograph, 1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867525 Chester Bowles was born on April 5, 1901, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in 1924 (B.S.) and established the advertising firm of Benton and Bowles, with William Benton, in 1929. Bowles served in the Office of Price Administration ...
Felix, Robert H. (Robert Hanna), 1904-
Psychiatrist. From the description of Reminiscences of Robert H. Felix : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122620513 Psychiatrist; Government Official. From the description of Reminiscences of Robert H. Felix : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269255024 Dr. Felix held the positions of Medical Director, Division of Mental Hygiene, USPHS; President, A...
Billington, Ray Allen, 1903-1981
Historian; teacher of American history at Clark University, Smith College, and Northwestern University; research associate at the Henry E. Huntington Library; author of Westward Expansion (1949) and Frederick Jackson Turner (1973). From the description of Ray Allen Billington papers relating to the fourth edition of Westward expansion, 1967-ca. 1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80908689 From the description of Ray Allen Billington papers relating to the fourth edition of ...
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970
Hersey, John, 1914-1993
John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, the son of YMCA missionaries. Following his graduation from Yale in 1936, he became a prominent American journalist and novelist. From the description of John Hersey papers, ca. 1900-1985 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702160854 John Hersey was an author and journalist, best known for socially conscious novels such as A Bell for Adano and Hiroshima. Hersey was born in China to missionary parents, and graduated fro...
Hannah, John A., 1902-1991
Henderson, Leon, 1895-
Sittler, Edward L.
Connally, Tom, 1877-1963
Thomas Terry Connally (1877-1963) represented Texas in the United States Congress for 35 years, serving in the House of Representatives from 1916 to 1929 and in the Senate from 1929 to 1953. Best known for his Senate career, Connally was an able debater whose major assignments were to the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which he was chairman, 1941 to 1946 and 1949 to 1953. He was responsible for three national laws, which particularly affected Texas: the C...
Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970
United States Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Ralph Edward Flanders : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451699 Ralph E. Flanders was an American engineer, businessman, and legislator. He represented the people of Vermont in the United States Senate for twelve years. 1880 Born in Barnet, Vermont ...
George, Walter F. (Walter Franklin), 1878-1959
Walter Franklin George was born on a farm near Preston, Webster County, Georgia on 29 January 1878. He graduated from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, in 1900 and from its law department in 1901. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Vienna, Georgia . He served as Solicitor General of the Cordele judicial circuit 1907-1912 and Judge of the Superior Court 1912-1917. From that bench he was elevated to Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia from January to October 1917. H...
Johnston, Eric A. (Eric Allen), 1895-1963
Motion picture executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Eric A. Johnston : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481310 Material for biographical note taken from "The Eric A. Johnston Story" by Ralph P. Edgerton, 1979. (Copy located in The Westerners, Spokane Corral Records [Ms 141].) Eric Johnston has been described as ambitious, aggressive, and industrious. With a plethora of natural ta...
Nelson, Donald Marr, 1888-1959
Donald Marr Nelson (1888-1959), executive vice-president of Sears-Roebuck; director of priorities of the United States Office of Production Management (1941-1942), chairman of the War Production Board (1942-1944), and president of the Society of Independent Motion Producers (1945-1947). From the description of Papers of Donald M. Nelson 1909-1956, (bulk ) 1930-1950. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 301351953 ...
United States. Temporary National Economic Committee.
Warren, Earl, 1891-1974
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. From the description of Earl Warren papers, 1864-1974 (bulk 1953-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982564 Biographical Note 1891, May 19 Born, Los Angeles, Calif. 1912 B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Calif. ...
Erskine-Murray, James, 1868-1927
Electrical engineer, DSc, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. From the description of Papers, 1898-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122469723 ...
Luce, Robert Harding, 1900-
Ruml, Beardsley, 1894-1960
Educator and businessman. A.B., Dartmouth College, 1915. Ph. D., University of Chicago, 1917. Director, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, 1922-1929. Dean of Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 1931-1933; professor of education, 1931-1933. Treasurer, R.H. Macy & Company, 1934-1945; Chairman of the Board, 1945-1951. From the description of Papers, 1817- 1960. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52246985 Beardsley Ruml (1894-1960), probab...
Thomas, Elbert Duncan, 1883-1953
Elbert Duncan Thomas was born 17 June 1883. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1906 and then the University of California at Berkeley in 1924. He served in the Utah National Guard, was a professor of political science at the University of Utah from 1924 to 1933, and was elected to the United States Senate in 1932. He was reelected in 1938 and 1944, serving until 1950. He was involved with various committees and was appointed high commissioner of the United States trust territories of th...
Scripps, Edward Wyllis, 1909-
Griffiths, Hicks G., 1910-
McClellan, John L. (John Little), 1896-1977
John Little McClellan, Representative and Senator from Arkansas; born in Sheridan, Grant County, Ark., February 25, 1896; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1913, when he was seventeen; commenced practice in Sheridan, Ark.; served in the United States Army as a first lieutenant in the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps 1917-1919; moved to Malvern, Ark. in 1919 and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of the seventh judicial district of Arkansas 1927-1930; elected as a De...
Brown, Prentiss M. (Prentiss Marsh), 1889-1973
Democratic Congressman and U. S. Senator from St. Ignace, Michigan. From the description of Prentiss Marsh Brown papers, 1902-1973. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419930 Prentiss M. Brown was born at St. Ignace, Michigan on June 18, 1889. He was the son of James J. and Minnie Brown, his father having been at one time Detroit city attorney and later prosecuting attorney of Cheboygan and Mackinac counties. Brown was educated in the St. Ignace scho...
Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953
Alumnus of City College, Class of 1898. From the description of Papers, 1926-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155504196 ...
Kaiser, Edgar F. (Edgar Fosburgh), 1908-1981
Industrialist Edgar F. Kaiser was the son of Henry J. Kaiser, who was the founder of numerous Kaiser enterprises such as Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. and Kaiser Steel Corp. Edgar Kaiser began his career in the 1920s as superintendent of a natural gas pipeline project. In the 1930s he supervised dam projects, including the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state. He went on to serve in executive positions at various Kaiser companies, including Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., the automobile manufact...
Dulles, Allen, 1893-1969
Allen W. Dulles, nephew of Robert Lansing, Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State, and brother of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, was a lawyer, foreign-service officer, and intelligence official. He served with the United States Office of Strategic Services in Bern, Switzerland during World War II, during which he penetrated the German Foreign Ministry Office and the "July 1944" anti-Hitler conspirators. In 1947 he helped draft the National Security Act, which created the Central Intelligenc...
DiSalle, Michael V. (Michael Vincent), 1908-
Daniels, Jonathan, 1902-1981
Journalist. From the description of Reminiscences of Jonathan Daniels : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481338 From the description of Reminiscences of Jonathan Worth Daniels : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451557 Author, journalist, and government official Jonathan Daniels was a college classmate of Thomas Wolfe at the University of North Carolina. ...
Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-1966
Louis Arthur Johnson (January 10, 1891 – April 24, 1966) was an American politician and attorney who served as the second United States Secretary of Defense from 1949 to 1950. He was the Assistant Secretary of War from 1937 to 1940 and the 15th national commander of the American Legion from 1932 to 1933. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Johnson earned a law degree from the University of Virginia. After graduation he practiced law in Clarksburg, West Virginia; his firm, Steptoe and Johnson, eventual...
Staebler, Neil, 1905-
During the post-war period in Michigan politics, the state Democratic Party experienced a renaissance in voter acceptability. Roughly corresponding to the six term administration of Governor G. Mennen Williams (1949-1961) and in. part attributable to his extraordinary popularity, the Democratic Party underwent an about face and became a model of sorts for other state party organizations. The successful architect of the party's victorious campaigns in this period was Ann ...
Eggleston, Arthur Francis, 1890-
Mansfield, Michael Joseph "Mike", 1903-2001
Mike Mansfield Quiet Leadership in Troubled Times On March 24, 1998, Mike Mansfield returned to the Senate to deliver the first Leader's Lecture in the Old Senate Chamber, which had been restored during his long tenure as Senate majority leader. Many of the senators who attended had not served with Mansfield. He was 95 years old, but stood straight and spoke forthrightly. In reflecting on Senate leadership, he chose to deliver a speech that he had planned to give on November 22, 1963, but ...
Gillette, Guy M. (Guy Mark), 1879-1973
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 190...
Hoffman, Paul G. (Paul Gray), 1891-1974
Businessman and government official. From the description of Papers, 1928-1972. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70944301 ...
Knowland, William Fife, 1908-1974
William Knowland The Forgotten Leader In 1953, the convergence of unusual circumstances gave the Democrats the plurality of the Senate's membership while the Senate Republicans maintained their majority party status. The situation made it impossible for the new Republican leader to control the legislative agenda. Indeed, Senator William Knowland lamented his ineffectiveness on the Senate floor, "Mr. President, ... I have the responsibilities of being the majority leader in this body withou...
Velde, Harold Himmel, 1910-1985
McMahon, Brien, 1903-1952
U.S. senator from Connecticut. From the description of Papers of Brien McMahon, 1943-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449432 Biographical Note 1903, Oct. 6 Born, Norwalk, Conn. 1924 A.B., Fordham University, New York, N.Y. 1927 L...
Brownell, Herbert 1904-
Douglas, Paul, 1892-1976
Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Paul Howard Douglas : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732848 From the description of Reminiscences of Paul Howard Douglas : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527416 U.S. Senator (Democrat, Illinois). From the description of Paul H. Douglas papers, 1932-1971. (Chicago History Museum). WorldCat ...
Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949
Mayor of Detroit; Governor of Michigan; Governor General of the Philippine Islands; associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Frank Murphy papers, 1893-1960 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 369174924 Mayor of Detroit, governor of Michigan; justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Frank Murphy autograph book, 1930-1942. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778857 Detroit (Mich.) Recorder...
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956
Alben Barkley: Congressional Voice of Liberty "A good story," said Alben Barkley, "is like fine Kentucky bourbon, it improves with age and, if you don't use it too much, it will never hurt anyone." One of Congress' most proficient storytellers, Barkley used his booming baritone, endless repertoire of anecdotes, and rousing speech-making ability to propel himself from congressman to senator to majority leader and vice president. Well liked, he earned the esteem of his colleagues in 1944, wh...
Ives, Irving McNeil, 1896-1962
Irving McNeil Ives was a member of the New York State Assembly, 1933-46; author and sponsor of legislation creating the New York State Department of Commerce and the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University; co-author and co-sponsor of a New York State anti-discrimination law; Dean of the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell, 1945-47; United States senator, 1947-59; member of the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Labor and Public Welfa...
Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995
Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of James William Fulbright : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743979 From the description of Reminiscences of James William Fulbright : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743991 Epithet: Senator Chairman United States Senate Committee for Foreign Relations British Library Archives and Manuscripts C...
Kean, Robert Winthrop, 1893-
Merrill, D. Bailey, 1912-
Tennessee Valley authority
The TVA was created in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act creating a federal agency to develop the Tennessee Valley region, then suffering from soil depletion, flood damage, and economic depression. Fifty years later, over 30 electricity-producing dams controlled the Tennessee and its tributaries, and a navigation channel had been created from Paducah, Ky., to Knoxville, Tenn. In addition TVA had carried out programs to prevent pollution, improve forest and farm management, ...
Corcoran, Thomas Gardiner, 1900-
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...
Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-1986
Robert Abercrombie Lovett was born in Huntsville, Texas, on September 14, 1895. After receiving a B.A. from Yale in 1918 and attending Harvard Law School and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Lovett became a partner in Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. Aside from his periods of government service, Lovett was associated with Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. for the remainder of his life. From 1941-1945, Lovett served as assistant secretary of war for air. During the Truma...
Patman, Wright, 1893-1976
John William Wright Patman (1893-1976) was a U. S. Representative from Texas, serving from March 4, 1929 until his death on March 7, 1976. At various point in his congressional career, he was Chairman of the Select Committee on Small Business, the Joint Economic Committee, the Joint Committee on Defense Production, and the Committee on Banking and Currency. Before his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, he was an assistant county attorney in Cass County, Texas, a member of the Texas S...
Yorty, Samuel William, 1909-
Vorys, John Martin, 1896-1968
Wiley, Alexander, 1884-1967
United States senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Alexander Wiley : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309727713 Alexander Wiley (b. May 26, 1884, Chippewa Falls, Wis.-d. May 26, 1967, Germantown, Pa.), U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin law school. After serving as district attorney of Chippewa County, Wisconsin, he was engaged in non-political pursuits until elected as a ...
Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1853
Robert A. Taft More than "Mr. Republican" In 1947, Republican Senator Robert A. Taft was at the peak of his power, commanding a coalition of conservative Republicans and southern Democrats to thwart President Harry S. Truman's domestic agenda. Taft's most impressive achievement came in June. The labor-restricting Taft-Hartley Act survived Truman's veto and won Taft the admiration of the press corps. Yet he did not seek the highest political office in the Senate; indeed, the title "majority...
Clardy, Kit Francis, 1892-
Mapes, Carl Herbert, 1900-
United States. Economic Cooperation Administration
The National Maritime Union of America (NMU), which represented merchant marine workers, was formed in 1937, as a split from the International Seafarer's Union, which was affiliated with the American Federation of Labor (AFL). At its first convention in 1937, the NMU joined the Committee for Industrial Organizations (CIO). A crucial role in its formation was played by former members of the Communist-led Marine Workers Industrial Union. Among the notable reforms achieved by the union...
Herlong, Albert Sydney, 1909-1995
Lawyer, judge, and politician. Born in Alabama and educated in public schools of Sumter and Lake counties, Florida. Received his law degree from the University of Florida. Established a law practice in Leesburg in 1930. Served as county judge in Lake County, 1936-1944, Leesburg city attorney, 1946-1948, and U.S. Represenstative from Florida, 1949-1969. From the description of Albert Sydney Herlong Papers, 1948-1968. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id...
Duff, James H. (James Henderson), 1883-1969
Governor of Pennsylvania, 1947-1951. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1948. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122646658 ...
Murray, Philip, 1886-1952
Philip Murray was one of the most important American labor leaders of the twentieth century. As president of the Steelworkers Organizing Committee (SWOC), the United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), he played a pivotal role in the creation of industrial unions as well as the utilization of federal government support in the growth of unions in the United States. Philip Murray (May 25, 1886-November 9, 1952) was born in Blantyre, Scotland, on May ...
Wilson, Charles Erwin, 1890-1961
Sparkman, John, 1899-1985
Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of John Sparkman : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481724 From the description of Reminiscences of John Sparkman : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513439 John Jackson Sparkman (b. Dec. 20, 1899, Morgan County, Ala.-d. Nov. 16, 1985, Huntsville, Ala.), U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Alabama, was ...
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966
American statesman; assistant to Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover, 1919-1924; secretary of state, 1959-1961. From the description of Christian Archibald Herter miscellaneous papers, 1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123458502 Christian Archibald Herter (1895-1966) was born in Paris, France. He was a diplomat, politician, publisher, editor, and author. In 1959 Herter, who served as governor of Massachusetts during the mid-1950's, was appointed by President Dwight Eisen...
Heller, John R. (John Roderick), 1905-
Physician. From the description of Reminiscences of John Roderick Heller, Jr. : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122632128 ...
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation (University of Michigan)
Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983
Jackson's tenure in the House was briefly interrupted by service in the U.S. Army. He enlisted in 1943, but was recalled by President Roosevelt to congressional service after basic training. Jackson was assigned to the Government Operations Committee's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, a position which quickly put him at the center of the un-American activities controversies and in the national spotlight. He won recognition ...
Brewster, Owen, 1884-
Somervell, Brehon Burke, 1892-1955
Brehon B. Somervell was a U.S. Army officer, who served as director of construction division for the Quartermaster Department from 1940-1941, and G-4 of the War Department General Staff from 1941-1942. He retired from the military in 1946 and died in 1955. From the description of Brehon Burke Somervell photograph collection. 1910-1975. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 48072741 Brehon Burke Somervell (b. May 9, 1892, Little Rock, Ak.-d. Feb. 13, 1955), Gener...
Shields, Francis J.
Attorney at Howell, Michigan. From the description of Francis J. Shields papers, 1941-1956. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420315 ...
Pastore, John O. (John Orlando), 1907-2000
Case, Francis H. (Francis Higbee), 1896-1962
Francis Higbee Case was born December 9, 1896. He was a journalist, a U.S. congressman and a U.S. senator. Case died on June 22, 1962. From the description of Case, Francis H. (Francis Higbee), 1896-1962 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10571033 ...
Hill, Norman L. (Norman Llewellyn), 1895-
Gore, Albert Arnold, 1907-
Green, Theodore Francis, 1867-1966
Brown University class of 1887. At different times lawyer with Green, Hinckley and Allen; and with Green, Curran, and Hart. Instructor in law at Brown University. Governor of Rhode Island. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1907-1938]. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122365837 U.S. senator and governor of Rhode Island and lawyer. From the description of Theodore Francis Green papers, 1924-1960 (bulk 1937-1960). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 75382875 ...
Carlson, Frank, 1893-
Williams, G. Mennen, 1911-1988
Governor of Michigan (1949-1960), and Justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan (1970- ). From the description of Gerhard M. Williams papers, 1949-1960 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 495705218 Michigan Democratic Governor, 1949-1960; Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, 1961-1966; U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, 1967-1969; Michigan Supreme Court justice, 1970-1987. From the description of G. Mennen Williams papers, 1883-1988. (Unive...
Maybank, Burnet R. (Burnet Rhett), 1899-1954
U.S. Senator, 1941-1954, and governor of S.C., 1939-1941; Democrat; born in Charleston, S.C.; served in U.S. Navy during World War I; mayor of Charleston, S.C., 1931-38; married, in 1923, to Elizabeth de Rossett Myers (d. 1947) and, in 1948, to Mary Randolph Pelzer Cecil; father of Burnet Rhett Maybank (b.1924). From the description of Scrapbook, 1947-1950. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 64576774 Burnet R. Maybank was elected to the United States Senate ...
United States. Congress
Bills of the 96th Congress to provide for temporary increases in the public debt limit, and for other purposes. From the description of Public debt legislation, 96th Congress : legislative history of public debt legislation, 1979-1980. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 243776779 Bill of the 96th Congress to impose a windfall profit tax on domestic crude oil, and for other purposes. From the description of Crude oil windfall profit tax act of 1980 ...
Cole, W. Sterling (William Sterling), 1904-1987
Congressman, New York 37th District, 1935-1944, 1953-1957, 39th District, 1945-1952; Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1957-1961. From the description of W. Sterling Cole papers, [ca. 1935-1957]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63938931 ...
Democratic Party (Mich.)
The Democratic Party of Michigan is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Democratic National Committee, and its State Chairman is a member of the Association of State Democratic chairs. The group is dedicated to supporting Democratic candidates for public office in the state of Michigan, promoting the party in Michigan, and fielding the concerns of Michigan citizens as part of their effort to affect legislative change. Although the Democratic Party State Central...
Frelinghuysen, Peter Hood Ballantine, 1916-
Dondero, George A. (George Anthony), 1883-1968
Congressman (Royal Oak, Mich.). From the description of George Anthony Dondero papers, 1949-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122394153 U.S. congressman from Michigan's 17th district, Royal Oak, Mich. (1933-1957). Upon retirement from the Congress he practiced law in Royal Oak. From the description of Correspondence and papers of George A. Dondero, 1960-1969 bulk 1957-1968. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 56036484 George A. ...
Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982
Thruston Ballard Morton was a prominent political and business leader in Kentucky during the mid-twentieth century. As a student, Morton attended public schools, the Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, and graduated from Yale University in 1929. He married Belle Clay Lyons in 1931 and had two sons. From 1947 to 1953, Morton served three terms as a representative for Kentucky's Third Congressional District. After his tenure in the House, Morton was appointed Assistant Secretary of State of Congr...
Mahon, George Herman, 1900-1985
George Herman Mahon was born on September 22, 1900, near Haynesville, Louisiana to John Kirkpatrick and Lola Willis (Brown) Mahon. In 1908 the family moved to Loraine, Mitchell County, Texas. Mahon graduated from Loraine High School in 1918. On December 21, 1923 he married Helen Stephenson. The couple had one daughter. Mahon received his BA in 1924 from Simmons College (later known as Hardin-Simmons). He graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1925. After additional pos...
Ford, Henry, II, 1917-1987
For information on the Fords, see an encyclopedia. For information on Cumming see his papers at the Clarke. A copy of the book by Bennett is also available at the Clarke. From the description of Correspondence, 1967. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 43884289 ...
Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991
Lawyer, politician, U.S. senator, and ambassador. From the description of Letters, 1951-1977. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49211527 Judge, U.S. Senator, Ambassador Cooper was born in Somerset, Ky. and educated in the city's public schools. He was a gifted athlete and president of his senior class. In 1918 he entered Centre College and transferred to Yale University after one year. In 1923 he entered Harvard Law School, but qu...
United States. Congress. Senate
Hoey, Clyde Roark, 1877-1954
U.S. senator and governor of North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1938. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122381802 U.S. Senator and governor of North Carolina, from Shelby (Cleveland Co.), N.C. From the description of Papers, 1943-1954; (bulk 1944-1954). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19642850 From the description of Papers, 1942-1995 ; (bulk 1944-1954). (Duke Universit...
Couzens, Frank, 1902-1950.
Capehart, Homer E. (Homer Earl), 1897-1979
A native of Algiers, Pike Co., Ind., Capehart engaged in farming, business, and manufacturing, and served three terms in the U.S. Senate. After retiring from politics, he returned to farming and manufacturing, and resided in Indianapolis, Ind. until his death. From the description of Autograph. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 36506698 Homer E. Capehart was born 6 June 1897 in Jefferson Township, Pike County, Indiana. He enlisted in the army in April...
Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951
U.S. Senator from Michigan (1928-1951). From the description of Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1936-1941. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 620820101 Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Michigan, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and delegate to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945. From the description of Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg visual materials series [microform]. ca. 1896-1950. (University of Michigan). Wo...
Romney, George W., 1907-1995
Romney Associates was the unit established by George Romney and his campaign staff in his quest of the Republican nomination for President in 1968. This unit was responsible for research, speech writing, press and public relations, scheduling and travel arrangements, and responding to the governor's out-of-state correspondence. From the description of George W. Romney/Romney Associates subgroup, 1963-1968 (bulk 1967-1968). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 79295968 ...
Fruehauf, Harvey Charles, 1893-
Rains, Albert M. 1902-
Eaton, Cyrus Stephen, 1883-1979
Prominent Canadian-American capitalist and financier. He was an outspoken critic of other businessmen, supporter of labor, promoter of better U.S.-Soviet relations, and organizer of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. From the description of Papers, 1901-1978. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 17974952 Epithet: initiator Pugwash International Conference of Nuclear Scientists British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : ...
Scholle, August, 1904-
Kerr, Robert S. (Robert Samuel), 1896-1963
Kerr was a lawyer and chairman of the board of Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, Inc. He was governor of Oklahoma, 1943-1947. He also represented Oklahoma in the U. S. Senate, 1949-1963. As senator, he chaired the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences (1961-1963) and the Select Committee on National Water Resources (1959-1960). Kerr was a Democrat. From the description of Papers, 1909-1970, bulk 1931-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 518140987 ...
Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972
James F. Byrnes was born on May 2, 1882, in Charleston, South Carolina, to Elizabeth McSweeney and James Byrnes. On May 2, 1906, he married Maude Busch, who was born in Aiken, SC, on October 22, 1883. Byrnes was elected Court Solicitor of the Second District in 1908; U.S. Congressman from 1911-1925; U.S. Senator from 1931-1941. He was appointed to serve as a Justice of U.S. Supreme Court 1941-1942. He also served as Director of the Office of Economic Stabilization, 1942; Director of the Office o...
Baker, Howard H. (Howard Henry), 1902-1964
Green, William, 1870-1952
Ohio district president of the United Mine Workers of America; Democratic senator in Ohio General Assembly; AFL president. From the description of William Green papers [microform], 1891-1952. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 45840057 ...
Clapper, Raymond, 1892-1944
Raymond Clapper was married to Olive Ewing up until his death in 1944. From the description of Clapper, Raymond, 1892-1944 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570484 Journalist. From the description of Raymond Clapper papers, 1908-1962 (bulk 1913-1944). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81491704 Biographical Note 1892, May 30 B...
Murphy, Robert F., 1899-
Sebrell, W. H. (William Henry), 1901-1992
Dr. Sebrell was director of the National Institutes of Health, 1950-55. From the description of William H. Sebrell : an oral history / interviewed by Albert Siepert, 1970 Dec. 8-9. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 49617022 Public health officer. From the description of Reminiscences of William Henry Sebrell, Jr. : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528181 Born at Portsmouth, Virgin...
Bolling, Richard, 1916-1991
Congressman. From the description of Reminiscences of Richard Walker Bolling : oral history, 1983. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309721572 Richard Walker Bolling was born May 17, 1916. He served as a U.S. Congressman from the Fifth District of Missouri, 1949 to 1983. He died in Washington, D.C. on April 21, 1991. From the description of Bolling, Richard Walker, 1916-1991 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naI...
Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-1971
President of University of Michigan, 1929-1951. From the description of Alexander Grant Ruthven papers, 1901-1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423262 Epithet: President University of Michigan Ann Arbor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001240.0x00010a Alexander G. Ruthven was born April 1, 1882 in Hull, Iowa. He received his BS degree in 1903 from Morningside ...
Smith, H. Alexander (Howard Alexander), 1880-1966
Senator, lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Howard Alexander Smith : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309725674 Howard Alexander Smith (b. Jan. 30, 1880, N.Y.C.-d. Oct. 27, 1966, Princeton, N.J.), U.S. Senator from New Jersey, graduated from Princeton University and the Columbia University law school. After practicing law in Colorado he served in the U.S. Food Administration during World War I. He was execut...
Taft, Charles P. (Charles Phelps), 1897-1983
Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Charles Phelps Taft : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528703 Lawyer, protestant lay leader, and mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio; son of U.S. President William H. Taft; died 1983. From the description of Papers, 1816-1983 (bulk 1937-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70937872 Lawyer, Protestant lay leader, and mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio. Son of U.S. Pres...
Hunt, Lester C. (Lester Calloway), 1892-1954
Governor of Wyoming, 1943-1949; U.S. senator from Wyoming. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1948-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862377 Lester Calloway Hunt, Wyoming governor and United States senator, was born in Isabel, Illinois, in 1892. Hunt earned a D.D.S. in 1917 from St. Louis University and established a dental practice in Lander, Wyoming, in 1919. Hunt continued to practice dentistry until 1934. Hun...
Stettinius, Edward R., Jr. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949
Industrialist and statesman. From the description of Clippings relating to Edward R. Stettinius, 1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068013 Industrialist, Secretary of State, delegate to the United Nations. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : to Darryl F. Zanuck, Beverly Hills, California, 1944 November 11 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647836060 From the description of Financial records of Edward R. Stettinius [...
Roosevelt, Dorothy Kemp, 1899?-1985
Political activist, concert pianist, sister-in-law of Eleanor Roosevelt. From the description of Dorothy Kemp Roosevelt papers, 1922-1985. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419327 Second wife of Hall Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt's brother. From the description of Papers, 1926-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155525233 Dorothy Kemp Roosevelt, political activist, concert pianist, and sister-in-law of Eleanor Roosevelt, was bo...
McCormack, John W. (John William), 1891-1980
John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 – November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. An attorney and a Democrat, McCormack served in the United States Army during World War I, and afterwards won terms in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Massachusetts State Senate before winning election to the United States House of Representatives. He became the 45th Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1962. McCormack enjoyed a long House career (192...
Jonas, Charles R. (Charles Raper), 1904-1988
Charles Raper Jonas, of Lincolnton, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1953 to 1973, holds the distinction of being the only North Carolina Republican to serve more than a single term in Congress between the turn of the century and 1962. Son of Charles Anderson Jonas, a prominent Lincolnton lawyer and Republican who served in Congress from 1929 to 1931, Jonas was active in the North Carolina Bar, the Republican party, and the North Carolina National Guard ...
Moody, Arthur B.
Martin, Edward, 1879-1967
Edward Martin was a Governor and U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. From the description of Edward Martin papers. [archival material]. 1947-1958. (bulk 1957-1958). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83499536 ...
Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
Richard B. Russell (1897-1971), lawyer and politician, born in Winder, Georgia. Served as State Representative (1921-1931), Georgia Governor (1931-1933), and U.S. Senator (1933-1971). From the description of Richard B. Russell Jr. MacArthur hearing files, 1951-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477265 Bill Westmoreland was a Clerk in the Superior Court of Gilmer County, Georgia. From the description of Bill Westmoreland letter from Richard B. Russell, 1965. (...
Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985
U.S. representative to the United Nations. From the description of Correspondence 1957. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 50307057 United States Senator and ambassador. From the description of Henry Cabot Lodge letter to Harriet L. White [manuscript], 1960 August 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 466876849 Henry Cabot Lodge (1902-1985) was a journalist, U.S. Senator, and diplomat, and the grandson of statesman Henry Cabot Lodge,...
Anderson, Clinton Presba, 1895-
Businessman, secretary of agriculture, and U.S. senator from New Mexico; d. 1975 From the description of Papers, 1945-1948. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70939630 Clinton P. Anderson, politician, business proprietor and collector of rare books and documents, born 1895, Centerville, South Dakota, died 1975, Albuquerque, New Mexico. U.S. Representative from New Mexico, 1941-45, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1945-48, U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1949-71. ...
Murphy, George, 1897-1961.
George Ignatius Murphy was born January 20,1894, at Harbor Beach, Michigan, to John T. and Mary (Brennan) Murphy. He attended the University of Michigan where he received the A.B. degree in 1917 and the LL.B degree in 1922. While at the University he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity and served on the University's world record breaking two-mile relay track team. During both World Wars he served in the United States Naval Air Corps. During the years of peace, he served in the Naval Reserves. He ent...
Hosmer, Craig, 1915-
Langer, William, 1886-1959
Born at Everest, N.D. Graduate of University of North Dakota and Columbia University. Attorney, married Lydia Cady 1918, nicknamed "Wild Bill." Morton County States Attorney (1914-1916) North Dakota Attorney General (1916-1920), North Dakota Governor (1933-1934, 1937-1938) and U.S. senator (1941-1959). Died in office, buried at Casselton, N.D. From the description of Collection, 1933-1959. (North Dakota State University Library). WorldCat record id: 29179625 Governor and U.S...
Hoffman, Clare E., 1875-1967
Republican member of U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan's Fourth District. From the description of Clare E. Hoffman papers, 1934-1967 (bulk 1939-1962). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419878 Clare E. Hoffman was born at Vicksburg, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1875. He was educated in Constantine, Michigan, where his parents had moved when he was one year old. He graduated from Northwestern University Law School in 1895, and then attend...
Tito, Josip Broz, 1892-1980
Cripps, Richard Stafford, Sir, 1889-1952
Rabaut, Louis C. (Louis Charles), 1886-1961
Miller, A. L. (Arthur Lewis), 1892-1967
Hoover, J.Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972
Director of the FBI. From the description of Typed letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Arthur William Brown, 1941 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269555861 John Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) served from 1924 to 1972 as the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). As its first director, Hoover molded the FBI into his image of a modern police force. He promoted scientific investigation of crime, the collection and analysis of fingerprints and the hiring and ...
Voorhis, Jerry, 1901-1984
Horace Jeremiah Voorhis served as a U.S. congressman, and was a pioneer in the cooperative and group health movements. He was executive secretary of the Cooperative Health Federation of America and its successor, Group Health Association of America. From the description of Jerry Voorhis papers, 1947-1974. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63291422 From the guide to the Jerry Voorhis papers, 1947-1974, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Social Welfa...
Benton, William, 1900-1973
Senator, publisher. From the description of Reminiscences of William Benton : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481066 From the description of Reminiscences of William Benton : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309721364 Art collector, politician; Chicago, Ill. Publisher of ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, Vice-President of the University of...
Ball, Joseph H. (Joseph Hurst), 1905-1993
Ball, Joseph Hurst; Republican; Senator from Minnesota, 1905-1993 From the guide to the Joseph H. Ball letter, 1943, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Joseph Hurst Ball was born in Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota, on November 3, 1905. He attended Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio (1922-1924); Eau Claire (Wis.) Normal School (1925); and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (1926-1927). He then worked as a fiction writer...
Childs, Marquis W. (Marquis William), 1903-1990
Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Marquis Childs, 1939-1978. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233110775 Journalist, author. From the description of Reminiscences of Marquis W. Childs : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309729711 From the description of Reminiscences of Marquis W. Childs : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldC...
Judd, Walter H., 1898-1994
Physician, congressman, missionary. From the description of Reminiscences of Walter H. Judd : oral history, 1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376703 United States representative from Minnesota, 1943-1963; founder, Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals; co-founder, Committee of One Million. From the description of Walter Henry Judd papers, 1922-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872154 ...
Lenhart, Laurence G., 1893-
Reece, B. Carroll (Brazilla Carroll), 1889-1961
Brazilla Carroll Reece was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee, from 1920 to 1961. From the description of Reece, B. Carroll (Brazilla Carroll), 1889-1961 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10573685 Brazilla Carroll Reece was born near Butler in Johnson County, Tenn. on Dec. 22, 1889. He served as Tenn.'s First District Congressman for 37 years. He died in 1961 at Bethesda Naval Hospital. After serving...
Picard, Frank A., 1889-1963
Chairman of Michigan Liquor Control Commission, 1932-1934, president of Michigan Bar Association, and U.S. Judge of Eastern District of Michigan, 1939-1963. From the description of Frank A. Picard papers, 1907-1963. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418614 Frank A. Picard was born in Saginaw, Michigan on October 19, 1889. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1912, then went into private practice. In addition to the law, Picard also serve...
Martin, John Butlin, 1909-
Republican state senator, 1948-1950, from Kent County, Michigan, state auditor general, 1950-1954, unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate nomination in 1952, and member of the Republican National Committee. From the description of John Butlin Martin papers, 1948-1965. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418533 John B. Martin was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 3, 1909. He was educated at Dartmouth (A.B., 1931), Oxford (Litt. B., 1933), ...
Farrington, Joseph R. (Joseph Rider), 1897-1954
Dean, Gordon E., 1905-1958
Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Gordon Evans Dean : oral history, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732498 ...
Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961
Sheridan Downey (b. Mar. 11, 1884, Laramie, Wyo.-d. Oct. 25, 1961, San Francisco, Calif.), lawyer, was a Democratic U.S. Senator from California from 1939 to 1950. From the description of Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10574300 Biographical Sketch Sheridan Downey was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1884, the son of Evangeline Victoria (Owen) and Stephen Wheeler Downey. H...
Symington, Stuart, 1901-1988
Arnold, Thurman Wesley, 1891-1969
Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Thurman Wesley Arnold : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309720539 From the description of Reminiscences of Thurman Wesley Arnold : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122440626 From the description of Reminiscences of Thurman Wesley Arnold : interview, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat ...
Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963
Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Estes Kefauver : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419842 Estes Kefauver was a long-time senator from Tennessee and an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president. From the description of Personal papers, 1934-1939 (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 44918282 Carey Estes Kefauver (b. July 26, 1903, Monroe Count...
Cole, Albert M. (Albert McDonald), 1901-1994
Fulton, James G. (James Grove), 1903-1971
James Grove Fulton (1903-1971) was born in Dormont, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Penn State and Harvard Law School. A lieutenant during World War Two, he was elected to Congress in 1944 and remained there until his death. He was also involved with the United Nations and international trade organizations. From the description of James G. Fulton papers 1945-1971. (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 42837695 ...
Bender, George H. (George Harrison), 1896-1961
U.S. Senator from Ohio (1954-1957). He also served as Ohio state senator (1921-1931), chairman of the Cuyahoga County Republican Central Committee (1938-1954), and U.S Representative (1939-1949, 1951-1954). From the description of Papers, 1912-1960. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 17937484 click here to view the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History entry for George Harrison Bender From the guide to the George Harrison Bender Papers, 1912-1960, (...
Boyle, William Marshall, 1902-1961
William M. Boyle, Jr. was the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1949 to 1951. From the description of Boyle, William Marshall, 1902-1961 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10575319 Lawyer and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 1949-1951, of Kansas City, Mo. From the description of Papers, 1946-1961. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70959590 ...
Reynolds, Quentin James, 1902-1965
Frear, Joseph Allen, 1903-
Moody, Blair, 1902-1954.
Detroit newspaperman and United States Senator from Michigan. From the description of Blair Moody papers, 1928-1954 and undated. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423547 Arthur Edson Blair Moody was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on February 13, 1902, the son of Arthur Edson Blair and Julia (Downey) Moody. He attended public schools in Providence, Rhode Island, and was graduated from Brown University in 1922, with a B.A. degree in economics. Follo...
Burke, Thomas A., 1898-1971
Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976
Business executive and U.S. postmaster general 1933-1940. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122446088 James A. Farley was a Democratic party leader and a U.S. Postmaster General. From the description of James A. Farley letter, 1971 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122411243 Politician. From the description of Reminiscences of James Aloysius ...
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Brookline, Massachusetts. John Kennedy, the second of nine children, attended Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-36), Harvard College (1936-40), and Stanford Business School (1941). In 1940, he published a book based on his senior thesis entitled "Why England Slept." The book criticized British policy of Appeasement. In 1941, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. In August 1943, Kenn...
Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989
Warren Grant Magnuson (b. April 12, 1905, Moorhead, Minn.-d. May 20, 1989, Seattle, Wash.), a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the State of Washington, graduated from the University of Washington law school in 1929 and served in several local and state-wide political posts until 1936 when he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Navy attaining the rank of lieutenant commander. He was a member of the Senate from 1944 to 1981, se...
Curtis, Carl T. (Carl Thomas), 1905-
Richards, James P. (James Prioleau), 1894-1979
Rankin, John E. (John Elliott), 1882-1960
Mississippi congressman, Democrat representing the First District, serving from 1921 to 1953. From the description of Rankin (John E.) collection, 1932-1964. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 45430949 ...
Knudsen, William S., 1879-1948
William Signius Knudsen (1879-1948) was born in Denmark on March 25, 1879. He apprenticed as a bicycle mechanic then held a variety of positions in the United States with Ford Motor Company and Chevrolet Motor Company. He served as vice president, then president of General Motors from 1933 to 1942. He received his appointment as lieutenant general on January 28, 1942, as director of production in the Office of the Under Secretary of war. He was director of Army Air Forces Materiel and Services f...
Rosenberg, Anna M., 1902-