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Frederic René Coudert Jr. papers, 1923-1975

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and printed materials of the noted lawyer and Congressional Representative, Frederic René Coudert, Jr.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0290
Bib ID 4078447 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Coudert, Frederic René, Jr., 1898-1972
Title Frederic René Coudert Jr. papers, 1923-1975
Physical Description 44 linear feet (44 linear feet 87 boxes 1 oversize folder)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series: Series I: Catalogued and Arranged Correspondence; Series II: General Political Correspondence; Series III: Subject Files; Series IV: Scrapbooks; Series V: Oversized

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and printed materials. There is correspondence relating to Coudert's law practice, political campaigns, and terms in office. Correspondence, subject files, press releases, and clippings concerning Coudert's state senatorial and U.S. congressional campaigns, and his involvement in the New York State Joint Legislative Committee on the State Education System (Rapp-Coudert Committee, 1940-46), as well as the New York State Commission on Governmental Operations of the City of New York (1959-61). The scrapbooks contain clippings on Coudert's political career from 1929 through 1962, the Jones Law and the Rapp-Coudert Subcommittee.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frederic René Coudert Jr. papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 07/29/88.

Revision Description

2012-05-18 XML document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Appointments Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bills (legislative) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Budgets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Posters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State). Commission on Governmental Operations in the City of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Congress Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Congressional Representative from New York; born in New York City May 7, 1898; attended Browning and Morristown Schools in New York City; was graduated from Columbia University in 1918 and from its law school in 1922 [Kent Scholar]; served as a first lieutenant in the One Hundred and Fifth United States Infantry, Twenty-seventh Division, with overseas service, in 1917 and 1918; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in New York City; assistant United States attorney for the southern district of New York in 1924 and 1925; unsuccessful Republican candidate for district attorney of New York County in 1929; delegate to the Republican State conventions from 1930 to 1948; delegate to the Republican National Conventions 1936-1948; member of the State Senate, 17th district, 1939-1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1959); Chairman of the Rapp-Coudert Subcommittee; was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; engaged in the practice of law in New York City; member of State Commission on Governmental Operations of the city of New York 1959-1961; retired from the practice of law due to ill health and resided in New York City, where he died May 21, 1972; interment in Memorial Cemetery, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.