Orville Francis Grahame Papers
Scope and Contents
he papers of Orville F. Grahame are arranged in two topical series, Politics and Insurance. The Insurance series is the larger of the two. Series contents are arranged chronologically within an alphabetical sequence. The first series, Politics, contains subject files relating to Grahame's work for the Republican Party and specific candidates. There is correspondence and other material relating to his work for the New York Young Republicans in the 1930s. His work for the Elliot Richardson campaigns for the offices of Attorney General of Massachusetts and Governor of the state is documented with correspondence, campaign worker's materials, and fund raising information. He was also involved in the presidential campaign of Thomas Dewey. The Insurance series is made up of subject files, speeches, articles, bills, and correspondence. There are eleven folders concerning the Health Insurance Association of America which include legislative committee materials such as correspondence, minutes, and reports. Many of the files relate specifically to insurance issues, policies, and legislation in Massachusetts. Other topics found within this series concern variable annuities, settlement options, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Insurance Economics Society of America (IESA). Finally, there are two boxes on the White House Conference on Aging, with reports, laws and correspondence Correspondence is found throughout the papers. There are letters from Bailey Aldrich, Thomas E. Dewey, Guy M. Gillette, Christian Herter, Edward M. Kennedy, Thomas E. Martin, Elliot Richardson, and John Volse. Index to Notable Letters (Topic, Name of folder in which to find information on this topic.) Aldrich, Bailey. Letters and notes. 1952-1954, Bailey Aldrich (Box 10) Anderson, Clinton P. 1965, Bills. H.R. 6675. Correspondence (Box 14) Bennett, Wallace. 1965, Bills. H.R. 6675. Correspondence (Box 14) Boggs, Hale. 1965, Bills. H.R. 6675 (Box 14) Brownell, Herbert, Jr., Dewey Candidacy. Correspondence. 1940-1944 (Box 1); New York Young Republican Club. Correspondence, 1931-1933, 1934-1935, 1936-1937 (Box 2); Politics. Correspondence, 1947-June, 1948, 1952, 1953-1954 (Box 3) Byrd, Harry F. 1965, Bills. H.R. 6675. Correspondence (Box 14) Curran, Thomas J. 1937, New York Young Republican Club Correspondence (Box 2) Dewey, Thomas E. 1938-1948. Letters, notes, photos. New York Young Republican Club Correspondence (Box 2), Politics-Correspondence; Dewey Candidacy (Box 1) Dirksen, Everett M. 1965, Bills. H.R. 6675. Correspondence (Box 14) Ervin, Sam, Jr. 1965, Bills. H.R. 6675 (Box 14) Gallup, George. 1939, New York Young Republican Club Correspondence (Box 2) Gillette, Guy M. 1940, Dewey for President Club (Box 1) Hartke, Vance. 1965, Bills. H.R. 6675. Correspondence (Box 14) Herter, Christian. 1952-1953, Mass. Retirement Controversy; Christian Herter (Box 1) Humphrey, Hubert H. 1965, Bills. H.R. 6675. Correspondence (Box 14) Kennedy, Edward M. 1961-1965, Politics, 1960 (Box 4); Bills. H.R. 6675. Correspondence (Box 14) LaGuardia, Fiorello. 1933, New York Young Republican Club. Correspondence (Box 2) Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr. 1950, Politics-Correspondence, July-December, 1948 (Box 3) McCarthy, Eugene. 1965, Bills. H.R. 6675. Correspondence (Box 14) McCormack, John. 1962-1965, King-Anderson Bill (Box 29); H.R. 6675. Correspondence (Box 14) Martin, Thomas. 1946-1954, Politics-Correspondence (Box 3) Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. 1938, New York Young Republican Club (Box 2) Richardson, Elliot. 1961-1966, Elliot Richardson Folders (Boxes 4,5,6); Politics, 1965 and 1966 (Box 3); Mass. Bills H976 (Box 31) Volpe, John.
- Grahame, Orville Francis (Person)
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Vice-president and general counsel of Paul Revere Life Insurance Company of Worcester, MA. Subject files, correspondence, speeches, articles, etc., relating to his involvement in Republican politics (both nationally and in Massachusetts) and the insurance business. There are files on the Health Insurance Association of America, the new York Young Republicans, and the Securities Exchange Commission.
Method of Acquisition
These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mr. Grahame in 1975.
- Business enterprises
- Health Insurance Association of America
- Health insurance
- Insurance Economics Society of America
- Life insurance
- Paul Revere Life Insurance Co.
- Republican Party (New York City)
- United States. Securities Exchange Commission
- Variable annuities
- White House Conference on Aging (1971 : Washington, D.C.)
- Worcester (Mass.)
- Young Republicans of New York
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