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J. Caleb Boggs letter to John M. Dawson

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0186

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U. S. Senator J. Caleb Boggs (R-Del., 1961-1973) wrote to John M. Dawson regarding an appropriations bill which included libraries.

Senator Bogg thanked Dawson for a recent letter in which Dawson had commented on Bogg's work with respect to library appropriations. Boggs stated his support for retaining "the higher figure" when he went into conference on the HEW appropriation bill.


  • Creation: 1972 July 20


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Materials entirely in English.

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J. Caleb Boggs

J. Caleb Boggs served three terms as a United States Representative and two terms as a U. S. Senator from the state of Delaware, as well as two terms as the state's Governor (1953-1960).

Born in Cheswold, Delaware, on May 15, 1909, J. Caleb Boggs graduated from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, in 1931, and from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1937. Boggs was admitted to the bar in 1938 and began practice in Dover, Delaware.

After serving in the United States Army during World War II (1941-1946), Boggs was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses, serving from January 3, 1947, until January 3, 1953. In January 1953, he became Governor of Delaware and continued in office until his resignation on December 30, 1960. In November of 1960, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, was reelected in 1966, and served from January 3, 1961, to January 3, 1973.

Following an unsuccessful campaign for reelection in 1972, Boggs practiced law in Wilmington, Delaware, and was a resident of the city, until his death on March 26, 1993.

"James Caleb Boggs." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (accessed July 2011).

John M. Dawson

Dr. John M. Dawson was the Director of Libraries at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

Information regarding John M. Dawson was derived from the letter.


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U. S. Senator J. Caleb Boggs (R-Del., 1961-1973) wrote to University of Delaware librarian John M. Dawson regarding an appropriations bill which included libraries.


Gift of John M. Dawson, July 1972.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0098 Delaware Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 179, Robert H. Richards, Jr., Delaware Oral History Collection

Shelving Summary

  1. Box 7, F186: Shelved in SPEC MSS 098 manuscript boxes


Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, July 2011. Further encoding by George Apodaca, March 2015.

Finding aid for J. Caleb Boggs letter to John M. Dawson
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2011 July 22
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