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Inventory of the Craig Hosmer papers 0221
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  • Title: Craig Hosmer papers
    Collection number: 0221
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 247.0 Linear feet 247 boxes
    Date: 1948-1976, undated
    creator: Hosmer, Craig, 1915-1982

    Scope and Content

    U.S. Congressman (1915 - 1982)

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or photographs must be submitted in writing to the Regional History Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Craig Hosmer papers, Collection no. 0221, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Biographical note

    Craig Hosmer was born in Brea, California, May 6, 1915. His education includes several years at the University of California where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1937. Graduate work followed at the University of Michigan in 1938 and at the University of Southern California where he served as the editor of the Law Review, 1939-1940. He earned a J.D. degree and was admitted to the California Bar in 1940. The following year he attended the United States Naval Academy and did active duty in the Navy until 1946. He maintained his connection with the USNR after the war, finally reaching the rank of Rear Admiral. In 1947 he settled in Long Beach where he established a law practice. In 1948 he served as a special assistant, U.S. District Attorney for the Atomic Energy Commission at Los Alamos. His special interest with atomic energy commenced with this experience, becoming one of the motivators for seeking public office. In 1952 he ran successfully for Congress and continued to serve his constituents of the 32nd District until 1973. His interest in atomic energy was attended to in the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee and especially in the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy; he became a ranking minority member of the latter. He was appointed an adviser to the 18 Nation Disarmament Delegation and advisor to the U.S. Atoms-for-Peace Delegation, Geneva, 1958,1963, and 1971.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hosmer, Craig, 1915-1982 -- Archives
    U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. -- Archives
    United States. Congress--Committees. -- Archives
    United States. Congress. -- Archives
    Nuclear energy--Government policy--Archival resources
    Politicians--California--Archival resources