Papers, 1902-1956.


Gross, Edwin J., 1881-1956. Papers, 1902-1956.

Papers, 1902-1956.

Papers of a Progressive politician and lawyer in Milwaukee. Edwin J. Gross was a supporter of Robert M. La Follette, a political ally and personal friend of Irvine L. Lenroot, and manager of Wendell L. Willkie's Wisconsin campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 1944. The collection includes selected political corrrespondence received by Gross, some speeches made by him prior to 1921, reports and notes on the Republican national conventions of 1916 and 1920, a typescript of his proposed book entitled "A Political Grab-bag," and four volumes of newspaper clippings relating to his career. Prominent correspondents include Amos Pinchot, Lenroot, and La Follette as well as many other political figures. A selective index to incoming correspondence is included in the register.

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