Identification: MSS 098, F186
Creator: Boggs, J. Caleb (James Caleb), 1909-1993.
Title: J. Caleb Boggs letter to John M. Dawson
Inclusive Dates: 1972 July 20
Extent: 1 item (1 p.)
Abstract: U. S. Senator J. Caleb Boggs (R-Del., 1961-1973) wrote to University of Delaware librarian John M. Dawson regarding an appropriations bill which included libraries.
Language: Materials entirely in English.
MSS 098, F186, J. Caleb Boggs letter to John M. Dawson, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
Box 7, F186: Shelved in SPEC MSS 098 manuscript boxes
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Gift of John M. Dawson, July 1972.
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J. Caleb Boggs served three terms as a United States Representative and two terms as a U. S. Senator from the state of Delaware, as well as two terms the state's Governor (1953-1960).
Born in Cheswold, Delaware, on May 15, 1909, J. Caleb Boggs graduated from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, in 1931, and from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1937. Boggs was admitted to the bar in 1938 and began practice in Dover, Delaware.
After serving in the United States Army during World War II (1941-1946), Boggs was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses, serving from January 3, 1947 until January 3, 1953. In January 1953, he became of Governor of Delaware and continued in office until his resignation on December 30, 1960. In November of 1960, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, was reelected in 1966, and served from January 3, 1961, to January 3, 1973.
Following an unsuccessful campaign for reelection in 1972, Boggs practiced law in Wilmington, Delaware, and was a resident of the city, until his death on March 26, 1993.
Dr. John M. Dawson was the Director of Libraries at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
"James Caleb Boggs." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/ (accessed July 2011)
Information regarding John M. Dawson was derived from the letter.
U. S. Senator J. Caleb Boggs (R-Del., 1961-1973) wrote to John M. Dawson regarding an appropriations bill which included libraries.
Senator Bogg thanked Dawson for a recent letter in which Dawson had commented on Bogg's work with respect to library appropriations. Boggs stated his support for retaining "the higher figure" when he went into conference on the HEW appropriation bill.
Typed letter signed, 1972 July 20 [Box 7 F186]