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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur) Younger Papers
    creator: Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur)
    Identifier/Call Number: M0190
    Physical Description: 35 Linear Feet (25 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1951-1968
    Abstract: The J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur) Younger Papers consist of the office files of J. Arthur Younger who was a United States Representative of Congress for California's 11th Congressional District in San Mateo County from 1952-1967.

    Scope and Contents

    The J. Arthur Younger Papers represent a virtually 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.
    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.
    The Alphabetical Subject Listing is a list of people, subjects, and organizations that are mentioned in the collection but are do not have their own folder titles and are not in the folder listing. Each entry may be mentioned in multiple locations, hence the multiple instances.

    Biographical / Historical

    Jesse Arthur Younger, born 11 April 1893, Albany, Oregon, moved to Kirkland, Washington, graduated from the University of Washington at Seattle in 1915, and served in World War I. He served with the Washington National Guard with the 48th Coast Artillery Corps from 1917 until August 1919 when he was discharged as a Captain. From 1920-1930 Younger was the vice-president, director, manager of mortgage loan department of the Seattle Title Trust Company. He was the President of the Seattle Mortgage Loan Company from 1930-1934. From 1934-1937 he was the regional appraiser for the Home Owners Loan Corporation, the assistant appraiser for the Home Loan Bank Board, and the Chief of Savings and Loan Division of Federal Home Loan Bank Board. In 1937 he moved to San Mateo, California where he was the executive vice-president of the Citizens Federal Savings & Loan Association in San Francisco.
    He was the Republican representative from the 9th California Congressional District to the United States House of Representatives, 1953-1967. He died in office on 20 June 1967 from leukemia.

    Related Materials

    J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur) Younger Papers (M0216)

    Preferred Citation

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


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

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research. Note that material is stored off-site and must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Congress. House
    Republican Party (U.S.).
    Republican Party -- California.
    United States -- History
    Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur)