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Guide to the J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur) Younger Papers , 1951-1968
Special Collections M0190  
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    Title: J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur) Younger Papers ,
    Date (inclusive): 1951-1968
    Collection number: Special Collections M0190
    Creator: Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur), 1893-1967.
    Extent: 12.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Restricted access: requires 24 hr. paging period.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Mrs. J. Arthur Younger and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Robinson, Jr., 1968.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur) Younger Papers , M0190, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.



    1893. April 11. Born in Albany, Linn Co., Oregon. Moved to Kirkland, Washington.
    1915. Graduated from the University of Washington at Seattle.
    1917. Aug. Called into the Federal service with the Washington National Guard. Served overseas for 10 months with the 48th Coast Artillery Corps.
    1919. June Discharged as a Captain.
    1920-30. Vice-president, director, manager of mortgage loan dept. of the Seattle Title Trust Co.
    1930-34 President, Seattle Mortgage Loan Co.
    1934-37 Regional appraiser for the Home Owners Loan Corp., asst. appraiser adviser for Home Loan Bank Board. Chief of Savings & Loan Div. of Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
    1937 Moved to San Mateo, Calif.
    1937-52 Executive vice-president of Citizens Federal Savings & Loan Assn. in San Francisco.
    1953-67 U. S. House of Representatives. 9th Congressional District, California. Republican.
    1967. June 20. Died.

    Scope and Content Note

    The J. Arthur Younger Papers represent virtually the complete written record of ten years in the House of Representatives (1954-1964). Almost every aspect of a Congressman's life and duties are covered: elections; House rules and procedure; committee activity; public and private bills; public opinion; contact with constituents; the extent of obligatory appearances at Washington and California events.
    In organizing this collection, effort has been made, wherever possible, to maintain the filing system used by J. Arthur Younger. Congressman Younger's folder titles appear in this register as bold-type. Cross-references, which have been added for the convenience of the reader, appear in upper/lower case type.
    KEY: The numbers at the right margin of each entry represent box and folder numbers. Hence, 2 - 23 indicates Box 2, Folder 23. 9 - 6/10 indicates that material on that subject may be found in Box 9, folders 6 through 10, inclusively.