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  • Title: Gordon Leo McDonough papers
    Collection number: 0366
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 105.0 linear ft. 105 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1965
    Abstract: Papers of Gordon Leo McDonough, member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the United States Congress.
    creator: McDonough, Gordon Leo, 1895-1968


    Collection is open for research. Advance notice required for access.

    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], Gordon Leo McDonough papers, Collection no. 0366, California Historical Society Collection, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Scope and Content

    Papers of Gordon Leo McDonough, member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the United States Congress.


    McDonough, Gordon Leo - born in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, January 2, 1895; moved with his parents to Emporium, Cameron County, Pennsylvania in 1898; attended the public schools; was graduated from the high school at Emporium; engaged as an industrial chemist at Emporium 1915-1918; moved to Los Angeles, California and resumed his former occupation 1918-1933; member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 1933-1944, serving as chairman for one year; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; died in Bethesda, Maryland, June 25, 1968; interment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Los Angeles, California


    Listing of headings used arranged alphabetically by HEADING with time period, box contents arrangement, related correspondance, related bill(s), subject(s), committee(s), box number(s), color dot marking, number of boxes. The collection consists of 16 subsections under chronological order. Index of sub-headingswere made of Bills, Cases, Legislation, Miscellaneous, Roll Call & Subjects.
    Contents of related bill(s), subject(s), committee(s) were extracted from correspondence
    Also belonging to the collection is a filing cabinet containing 4 drawers, numbered 1 thr. 4. Each drawer contains a [UNK].

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors. -- Archives
    McDonough, Gordon Leo, 1895-1968 -- Archives
    United States. Congress. -- Archives
    Los Angeles County (Calif.)--Politics and government--Archival resources
    Politicians--California--Archival resources
    United States--Politics and government--20th century--Archival resources