MsC 67

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1904 -- 1942
.5 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: March 2000

Acquisition Note: This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1958 by Mrs. Laurence L. Howe.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Albert Foster Dawson was born in Spragueville, Iowa, on January 26, 1872. Educated at the University of Wisconsin, he later studied finance at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dawson began his career as a newspaperman. From 1895-1905 he worked as a secretary to Representative George M. Curtis and Senator William B. Allison. Dawson was elected as Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (1905-1911). He did not choose to run for a fourth term and declined an appointment as private secretary to President William H. Taft. Instead, he returned to Iowa and became president of Davenport's First National Bank. In 1930, he was the executive secretary of the Republican National Senatorial Committee. The following year he became an executive working with public utilities. He retired from business in 1945. Albert Foster Dawson died on March 9, 1949.

Scope and Content

The papers of Albert Foster Dawson consist primarily of speeches, on various subjects, delivered during his career. This small collection (½ linear foot) dates from 1904 to 1942. It also contains copies of three bills introduced by Dawson, and a reprint of an article about Cincinnati that he co-authored with L. Thomas Rainey.

Box List

 Box 1

Bills, 59th Congress, 1905 -- 1906.

Bills, 60th Congress, 1907 -- 1908.

Bills, 61st Congress, 1909 -- 1910.

"Cincinnati's Great Part in the Northwest Territory" by L. Thomas Rainey and Albert F. Dawson. Reprint from the Cincinnati Times Star, December 7 -- 21, 1937.

Speeches, 1904 -- 1909.

Speeches, 1910 -- 1919.

Speeches, 1920 -- 1929.

Speeches, 1930 -- 1942.

Speeches, undated.



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