University of Delaware Library

Boggs, J. Caleb (James Caleb), 1909-1993.

J. Caleb Boggs letter to John M. Dawson

1972 July 20


Descriptive Summary

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.



Citation

MSS 098, F186, J. Caleb Boggs letter to John M. Dawson, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 7, F186: Shelved in SPEC MSS 098 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of John M. Dawson, July 1972.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, July 2011.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Notes

J. Caleb Boggs

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.

John M. Dawson

Dr. John M. Dawson was the Director of Libraries at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

Sources:

"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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Boggs, J. Caleb (James Caleb), 1909-1993--Correspondence.
Dawson, John M.--Correspondence.
Topical Terms
Legislators--United States--20th century--Correspondence.
Geographic Names
Delaware--Politics and government--1951- .
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.

Personal Contributors


Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 098 Delaware Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 179, Robert H. Richards, Jr., Delaware Oral History Collection


Detailed Contents List

Typed letter signed, 1972 July 20   [Box 7 F186]