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Dolliver, James I.



  • Existence: 1894-1978


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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

James I. Dolliver Papers

Identifier: MsC0243

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.

Dates: 1923-1962; Majority of material found within 1940-1960