Lyndon Baines Johnson Archives Collection. 1931 - 1968. Congressional Correspondence Files

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Lyndon Baines Johnson Archives Collection. 1931 - 1968. Congressional Correspondence Files

Lyndon Baines Johnson Archives Collection. 1931 - 1968. Congressional Correspondence Files

1937-1963

The series includes correspondence with and about members of Congress, former members of Congress, and Congressional officials such as the Sergeant at Arms. In addition to correspondence and memorandums, the series also includes statements, press releases, brochures, and newspaper clippings. Although many of the letters are courtesy notes, a substantial number concern legislation, political issues, foreign policy, and other topics. The series includes correspondence with Speakers of the House Sam Rayburn and John McCormack, Vice President Alben Barkley, and many Senators including George Aiken, Clinton Anderson, Alan Bible, John Bricker, Styles Bridges, Prescott Bush, John Marshall Butler, Harry Byrd, Francis Case, Dennis Chavez, Joseph Clark, Earle Clements, Tom Connally, Frank Church, Price Daniel, Everett Dirksen, Paul Douglas, Allen J. Ellender, Sr., J. W. Fulbright, Walter George, Barry Goldwater, Albert Gore, Theodore Francis Green, Vance Hartke, Carl Hayden, Thomas C. Hennlings, Jr., Lister Hill, Henry Jackson, Edwin Johnson, Olin Johnston, Estes Kefauver, Robert Kerr, William Knowland, Russell Long, Warren Magnuson, Mike Mansfield, Eugene McCarthy, Ernest W. McFarland, A. S. Mike Monroney, Wayne Morse, James Murray, Richard L. Neuberger, William Proxmire, A. Willis Robertson, Richard Russell, Leverett Saltonstall, George Smathers, Margaret Chase Smith, John Sparkman, John Stennis, Stuart Symington, Robert A. Taft, J. Strom Thurmond, Ralph Yarborough, and many others. The series also includes correspondence with many members of the House of Representatives, including Lloyd Bentsen, Jr., Chester Bowles, Jack Brooks, Omar Burleson, Helen Gahagan Douglas, William Langer, Joe Kilgore, George Mahon, Maury Maverick, Wilbur Mills, Karl Mundt, Wright Patman, W. R. Poage, Ray Roberts, Olin “Tiger” Teague, Albert Thomas, Homer Thornberry, and James C. Wright.

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Hartke served as U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1958 through 1976. An advocate of the New Frontier, Hartke saw the Vietnam War drawing resources away from social programs and opposed the war. From the description of Papers, 1966-1968. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 27983010 Rupert Vance Hartke (b. May 31, 1919, Stendal, Pike County, Indiana-d. July 27, 2003, Falls Church, Virginia) was a Democratic United States Senator from Indiana from 1959 until...

Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960

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Richard Lewis Neuberger (1912-1960) and Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) were the first couple to serve together in the Oregon Legislature. Richard was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1954 and died shortly before completing his term. After Richard's death, Maurine was elected the first woman U.S. Senator from Oregon, becoming the third woman ever to serve in the Senate. From the description of Neuberger Family Photographs Collection [graphic], 1893-ca. 1997, (bulk 1950-1966). (Orego...

Sparkman, John, 1899-1985

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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 ...

Clark, Joseph S.

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Joseph Sill Clark was a Democratic reform politician from Philadelphia. Early in his career he served as Campaign Manager for Richardson Dillworth's mayoral campaign, 1947, and as Philadelphia City Controller, 1950-1951. He served as Mayor of Philadelphia, 1951-1956, and from 1957-1968 he was a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. From the description of Papers, 1947-1968 (inclusive), 1956-1968 (bulk). (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122624830 ...

Murray, James E. (James Edward), 1876-1961

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James E. Murray was born May 3, 1876 in Toronto, Canada and graduated from New York University Law School in 1990. He came to Butte, Montana after receiving his law degree and was admitted to the bar in Montana in 1901. After serving as Silver Bow County Attorney from 1906-1908, he went into private practice where he gained wealth and prominence. He died in Butte, Montana on March 23, 1961 he was 84. James Murray He entered the Senate in 1935 by winning election to the r...

Butler, John Marshall, 1897-1978

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U.S. senator from Maryland (1951-1963). From the description of Oral history interview, 1975. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32821933 ...

Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-

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Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963

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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...

Monroney, A. S. Mike (Almer Stillwell Mike), 1902-1980

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Almer Stillwell Mike Monroney (b. March 2, 1902, Oklahoma City, Okla.-d. Feb. 13, 1980, Rockville, Md.), a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1924. He was a reporter, writer, and businessman until he was elected as a Democrat to Congress in 1938, serving from 1939 to 1951. He then became a Senator and serving for three terms from 1951 to 1969. From the description of Monroney, A. S. Mike (Almer Stillwell Mike), 1902-1980 (...

Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956

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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...

Anderson, Clinton Presba, 1895-

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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. ...