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Guy Vander Jagt Congressional papers RHC-11

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

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorVander Jagt, Guy, 1931-2007
Title: Guy Vander Jagt Congressional papers
Dates: 1953-1992
Quantity: 92.5 Linear feet(74 cartons)
AbstractGuy Vander Jagt served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan from 1966 until 1992. Vander Jagt served as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee from 1975 until he left the House in 1992. The collection documents Vander Jagt's involvement on the National Republican Congressional Committee. It consists primarily of speeches, committee and administrative files.
Identification: RHC-11
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Collection Description

The collection documents Vander Jagt's involvement on the National Republican Congressional Committee. It consists primarily of speeches and tapes, committee and administrative files, and includes copy of the WPA American Guide Series: A guide to its history, highways, and people, 1941.


Biography

Guy Vander Jagt was born in Cadillac, Michigan and graduated from Hope College in 1953. He attended Yale Divinity School and graduated in 1957. He studied law at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and graduated with a law degree from the University of Michigan. He practiced law in Grand Rapids from 1960 to 1964 and was elected to the Michigan State Senate until 1966. He served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan from 1966 until 1992. Vander Jagt served as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee from 1975 until he left the House. In 1992 he lost the Republican primary to Peter Hoekstra. After leaving the House of Representatives he returned to practice law and remained politically active until his death on June 22, 2007.


Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Legislators--United States
Michigan--Politics and government
National Republican Congressional Committee.
United States. Congress. House

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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], Guy Vander Jagt Congressional papers (RHC-11). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Guy Vander Jagt in 1994; and Hope College Joing Archives of Holland in 2002.


Related Material

Guy A. Vander Jagt Papers, 1957-1992 at Hope College Joint Archives of Holland.


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