The collection includes newsletters from U.S. Representative John Baldwin to constituents during his term in office; correspondence
regarding memorials to Baldwin after his death in 1966; campaign materials from his congressional races in 1952 and 1954;
photographs of Baldwin with visitors and other public officials; and miscellaneous papers dealing with his campaigns and his
work in congress.
John Finley Baldwin, Jr. (1915—1966) represented California 14th District in Congress from 1955 to his death in 1966. He was
a local attorney before his election to Congress. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. As a Republican, he served
on the House Public Works Committee. He was a leader in the fight to retain the Bay Area’s three major shipyards. The ship
channel that leads from San Francisco Bay to the ports of Stockton and Sacramento is named after him. He carried the bill
HR 439 authorizing the acquisition of the John Muir House and Martinez Adobe.
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Collection is open for research.