Inventory of the Robert E. McCarthy papers

Finding aid prepared by Alex Park
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Robert E. McCarthy papers
Date (inclusive): 1980-1981
Collection Number: 97010
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Briefing book and meeting notes relating to foreign and domestic policy planning between the election and inauguration of Ronald Reagan as president of the United States.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: McCarthy, Robert E.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert E. McCarthy papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1997.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Robert Elliot McCarthy was born on February 16, 1920, in San Francisco, CA. He was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, as well as Boalt Hall Law School. As an undergraduate, McCarthy was a part of the Navy ROTC, and he later served as a commissioned officer aboard the destroyer USS Boyd in the Pacific Theater of World War II. McCarthy married his wife, Pat, when his ship returned from combat in the Pacific at the end of the war.
A practicing lawyer for more than 40 years, McCarthy was selected in 1980 to be a consultant on president-elect Ronald Reagan’s presidential transition team in the Office of Policy Coordination, and he was later appointed by Reagan as Chairman of the Legal Services Corporation in 1983.
McCarthy passed away on August 28, 2005.

Scope and Content of Collection

Briefing book and meeting notes relating to foreign and domestic policy planning between the election and inauguration of Ronald Reagan as president of the United States.

Related Collection

Ronald Reagan subject collection, Hoover Institution Archives

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States--Politics and government--1981-1989.
United States--Foreign relations--1981-1989.
Reagan, Ronald.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Meeting notes, 1980-1981

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Briefing book, 1980-1981

Scope and Content note

Contains Reagan's presidential briefings and meeting agendas.