James I. Dolliver Papers
The papers of James I. Dolliver are alphabetically arranged in seven series: Series I. Congressional files (1945-1956) includes material relating to topics as diverse as agriculture, the Methodist Church, and waterways. Arraneged alphabetically. SeriesII: The Committee trips series (1947-1956) is arranged alphabetically by country within each year. SesriesIII: The series relating to the Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (1953-1955) includes reports on federal aid grants to local governments from Wyoming to South Carolina and Michigan to Kansas. Series IV: The Speeches series contains a variety of speeches given by Dolliver while he was in the Congress, delivered to high schools, meetings in foreign countries, the Congress, and many other groups. Arranged roughly chronologically. Series V: The Pre-Congressional personal papers series (1934-1944) includes files relating to such topics as the American Legion and individual legal cases. Arranged alphabetically. Series VI: The Pre-Congressional speeches series (1923-1944) were given to wide range of groups from the Elks Club to the Buena Vista County School Directors. Arranged chronologically. Series VII: the Post-Congressional career series (1956-1962) focuses on Dolliver's work in Iran and other foreign policy matters. Also included throughout the papers are photographs, certificates, and correspondence. Some of the correspondents include Jay Norwood Darling, Henry O. Talle, Norman A. Erbe, Leo A. Hoegh, Paul H. Cunningham, Leonard Wood Hall, and Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver.
- Dolliver, James I. (Person)
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Attorney, U.S. Representative from Iowa, and Regional Legal Council for the International Cooperation Administration of the Middle East. Correspondence, speeches, and subject files relating to his career.
Biographical / Historical
James I. Dolliver was born in Park Ridge, Illinois, on August 31, 1894. He attended public schools in South Dakota before graduating from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1915. During World War I, Dolliver served as a private in the Army's signal corps. In 1921, he graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. The following year he moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he became the prosecuting attorney of Webster County (1924 -- 1929). He was also a long time member of the Fort Dodge school board. James Dolliver was elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving six terms (1945 -- 1957). After losing a bid for his seventh term, he became the regional legal council for the International Cooperation Administration in the Middle East, based in Tehran, Iran. He held this position until his retirement in 1959. James I. Dolliver died on December 10, 1978, at the age of eighty-four.
Method of Acquisition
James I. Dolliver donated his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1971.
- 20th century
- American Legion
- Methodist Church
- National health services
- Political campaigns
- Red Rock Dam (Iowa)
- Republican Party (Iowa)
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- United States Congress. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
- United States. Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
- United States. International Cooperation Administration
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