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Register of the John Davis Lodge Papers, 1889-1985
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Davis Lodge papers
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1985
    Collection Number: 86005
    Creator: Lodge, John Davis, 1903-1985
    Collection Size: 288 manuscript boxes, 26 oversize boxes, 3 cubic foot boxes, 1 card file box, 3 album boxes, 121 envelopes, 2 phonotape cassettes, 1 phonotape reel, 1 phonorecord.(155 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, dispatches, reports, memoranda, clippings, other printed matter, and photographs, relating to the Republican Party, national and Connecticut politics, and American foreign relations, especially with Spain, Argentina and Switzerland.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Boxes 310-311 closed. The collection is stored off site; a minimum of two days notice is required for use. Boxes may be requested through Stanford's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu 

    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Davis Lodge papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1986.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    United States--Politics and government--1945-1989
    Connecticut--Politics and government
    United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989
    United States--Foreign relations--Spain
    Spain--Foreign relations--United States
    United States--Foreign relations--Argentina
    Argentina--Foreign relations--United States
    United States--Foreign relations--Switzerland
    Switzerland--Foreign relations--United States
    United States--Politics and government
    United States--Foreign relations
    Spain
    Argentina
    Switzerland
    United States. Dept. of State
    United States. Congress. House
    Reagan, Ronald
    Diplomats--United States
    Phonotapes
    Phonorecords

    Biographical Note

    1903, October 20 Born, Washington, D.C.
    1921 Graduated, Middlesex School
    1925 B.A., Harvard University
    1929 J.D., Harvard University
      Married Francesca Braggiotti
    1929-1931 Associate, Cravath, deGersdorff, Swaine and Wood, New York
    1932-1942 Actor, Motion Pictures and Theatre
    1942-1945 Captain, U.S. Navy (liaison officer to Free French Naval forces, North Africa)
    1946-1950 Lawyer, American Economic Foundation, New York
      Member of Congress from Connecticut
    1950-1954 Governor, Connecticut
    1953-1955 Special Presidential Ambassador, Panama, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico
    1955-1961 Ambassador to Spain
    1965 Delegate, Connecticut Constitutional Convention
    1969-1974 Ambassador to Argentina
    1983 Member of U.S. Delegation to the United Nations
    1983-1985 Ambassador to Switzerland
    1985, October 29 Died, New York City

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, speeches and writings, dispatches, reports, memoranda, clippings, other printed matter, and photographs, relating to the Republican Party, national and Connecticut politics, and American foreign relations, especially with Spain, Argentina and Switzerland.