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Harold Samuel Sawyer Congressional papers

Harold Samuel Sawyer Congressional papers

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Harold Samuel Sawyer Congressional papers RHC-01

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorSawyer, Harold S. (Harold Samuel), 1920-2003
Title: Harold Samuel Sawyer Congressional papers
Dates: 1977-1984
Quantity: 87.0 Linear feet(6 cartons, 385 boxes)
AbstractRepublican Congressman Harold (Hal) Sawyer represented Michigan's Fifth District in the U.S. Congress from 1977 to 1984. The California native worked in Grand Rapids law firm Warner, Norcross & Judd, and served on the Michigan Law Revision Commission before his election to Congress. The collection includes files from both his Washington and his Grand Rapids, Michigan offices and document his committee work including his participation on the Select Committee on Assassinations.
Identification: RHC-01
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Arrangement

Arranged in 9 series: 1) Photographs, visual and audio materials; 2) Survey files; 3) Committee files; 4) Legislative files; 5) Subject files; 6) News releases and clippings; 7) Redistricting litigation; 8) Constituent correspondence files; and 9) Artifacts

Collection Description

The papers of Congressman Harold (Hal) Sawyer detail Sawyer's efforts on behalf of his constituency and his leadership in areas of anti-crime legislation, job creation, and the preservation and protection of the Great Lakes. The collection includes files from both his Washington and his Grand Rapids, Michigan offices and document his committee work including his participation on the Select Committee on Assassinations. Collection consists of photographs, surveys, congressional committee papers, sponsored legislation, voting records, office files, form letters, appointment books, election materials, news releases, press clippings, redistricting legislation, case files, contribution card files, posters, and videotapes of campaign ads.


Biography

Republican Congressman Harold (Hal) Sawyer represented Michigan's Fifth District in the U.S. Congress from 1977 to 1984. The California native served in the Navy during WWII, worked in Grand Rapids law firm Warner, Norcross & Judd, and served on the Michigan Law Revision Commission before his election to Congress. He served on three Congressional Committees: Judiciary, Veterans' Affairs, and Merchant Marine and Fisheries. He also served on the Select Committee on Assassinations investigating the John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations. Sawyer retired in 1984 at the end of the 98th Congress. He died in Kent County, Michigan in 2003.


Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Lawyers--United States
Legislators--United States
Michigan--Politics and government
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Assassinations

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harold Samuel Sawyer Congressional papers (RHC-1). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Congressman Harold Sawyer in 1984.


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