This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
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Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: February 1998
These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1967 by Mr.
These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1967 by Mr. Wolf.
and Restrictions: This
collection is open for research.
This collection is open for research.
Photographs: Box 1
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A Wisconsin native,
Leonard George Wolf, moved to Iowa after graduating with a degree in agricultural
economics from the University of Wisconsin, in 1949. He worked as a retail feed
dealer in Elkader, Iowa, before being elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth
Congress (1959-1961). After an unsuccessful reelection bid, Wolf was appointed
special assistant to the director of the International Cooperation Administration
Mission in Brazil. In 1966, he became the coordinator for the child feeding
program in Latin America. The following year, he coordinated the famine relief
program in drought stricken India. In 1968, Wolf was appointed executive director
of the American Freedom From Hunger Foundation. Leonard G. Wolf was only forty-four
years old when he died on March 28, 1970.
The papers of Leonard
G. Wolf consist primarily of correspondence from his one term in the Congress.
There are also copies of bills and resolutions that he introduced along with
newsletters and press releases. His nominating papers are also included.
Bills and resolutions introduced by Wolf, 1959 -- 1960
Campaign material, 1956 -- 1959 and undated
1956 -- 1959, including lettters from Edward A. McDermott, Jake More, James B. Morris, and Fred Bierman
1960, including letter from Robert F. Kennedy and Fred Biermann
Newsletters and press releases, 1959 -- 1960
Nomination papers, 1958
Photographs, including Hubert H. Humphrey