PAPAERS OF CHARLES BERNARD HOEVEN

MsC 197

Collection Dates: 1937 -- 1964
(Bulk Dates: 1950s and 1960s )
28 linear ft.

Collection Guide

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Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List


Administrative Information

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Biographical Note

HOEVEN, Charles Bernard (1895-1980), a Representative from Iowa; born in Hospers, Sioux County, Iowa, March 30, 1895; attended the public schools and Alton (Iowa) High School; State University of Iowa at Iowa City, B.A., in 1920 and from its law department, LL.B., 1922; was admitted to the bar in 1922 and commenced practice in Alton, Iowa; during the First World War served as a sergeant, Company D, Three Hundred and Fiftieth Infantry, Eighty-eighth Division, and with the Intelligence Service, First Battalion, in England and France; county attorney of Sioux County, Iowa, 1925-1937; member of the State senate 1937-1941, serving as president pro tempore 1939-1941; temporary and permanent chairman of Iowa Republican State Judicial convention in 1942; delegate to each Iowa State Republican convention from 1925 to 1970 and chairman in 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention, 1964; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1965); chairman, Republican Conference (Eighty-ninth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; vice president of savings bank; resided in Orange City, Iowa, where he died November 9, 1980; interment in Nassau Township Cemetery, Alton, Iowa. [Biographical Directory of the Unites States Congress].

Hoeven was the son of Gerrit and Lena (Weiland) Hoeven. He graduated from high school in 1913, completed a B.A. in 1920 and an LL.B in 1922 and was admitted to the Iowa State Bar Association in that year. He married Velma Ruth Pike of Toledo, Iowa on May 19, 1928. They had two children: Pauline Ruth (Marshall) and Charles Pike Hoeven. He served many functions in his community, including being a member of the American Legion and Past Commander of his local Post, Past President of the County Attorneys' Association of Iowa, President of the Board of Education, Alton Public Schools, member of the First Presbyterian Church of Alton, Iowa, member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and numerous other organizations.

As a U.S. Representative from 1943 to 1965, he served as Deputy Majority Whip (1953 -- 1955 and 1957 -- 1965); Chairman, Republican Conference (1957 -- 1962); Member, Republican Policy Committee (1957 -- 1962); United States delegate, Interparliamentary Union, London (1957); Congressional delegate, Food and Agricultural Organization, Rome (1957); Ranking Republican member, Committee on Agriculture (1958 -- 1965); United States delegate, Interparliamentary Union, Brussels (1961); United States delegate, Interparliamentary Union, Belgrade (1963); and United States delegate, Interparliamentary Union, Copenhagen (1964).

Chronological Biography

 

1895                  Born, Hospers, Sioux County, Iowa, son of Gerrit and Lena (Weiland) Hoeven, March 30, 1895.

1913                 Graduated, Alton High School

1920                 Graduated, B.A. degree, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

1922                 Graduated, LL. B. degree, State University of Iowa Law School, Iowa City, Iowa

1922                 Admitted, Iowa State Bar Association

1925-1937      County attorney, Sioux County, Iowa

1928                 Married Velma Ruth Pike, Toledo, Iowa, May 19, 1928.  Two children resulted from this union:       Pauline Ruth (Mrs. Marshall) and Charles Pike

1937-1941      Member, Iowa State Senate

1939-1941      President pro tempore, Iowa State Senate

1940                Permanent chairman, Iowa Republican State Convention

1942                Temporary and permanent chairman, Iowa Republican State Judicial Convention

1943-1964      Elected U.S. Representative, 6th district of Iowa

1953-1955      Deputy Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives

1957-1965      Deputy Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives

1957-1962      Chairman, Republican Conference, U.S. House of  Representatives

1957-1962      Member, Republican Policy Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

1957                United States delegate, Interparlimentary Union, London

1957                Congressional delegate, Food and Agricultural Organization, Rome

1958-1965      Ranking Republican member, Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives

1961                United States delegate, Interparliamentary Union, Brussells

1963                United States delegate, Interpaliamentary Union, Belgrade

1964                United States delegate, Interparliamentary Union, Copenhagen

1964                Iowa delegate, the Republican National Convention

1965                Retired U.S. Representative office as of first session, 89th Congress, January 3, 1965

1965-1980      Resides in Alton, Iowa

 


Scope and Contents

Hoeven's papers were transferred to the University is at least three lots, the first in 1965, and each lot was organized and described in a different way. This finding aid, built from parts created earlier, is consequently somewhat complex.

Every item in the first lot (currently boxes 1 to 34) was given an item number. Each item was then name and subject indexed, with the item number serving as the reference point.

A portion of the second donation (boxes 35 to 40), primarily the correspondence, was also item-numbered (continuing the numbers from the end of the first lot at 31149) and again indexed in the previous list. Items in boxes 37 and 38, however, were numbered in a new sequence, beginning again at 1, and a new index created. This separate index is here called the "Addendum Index." The contents of boxes 39 and 40 are only briefly described and not included in either index.

The third lot (sixteen boxes numbered from 41-56) are described only at the folder level. The names of prominent individuals whose letter(s) appear in a folder are noted in a sentence following the date range. The folders typically contain letters from many correspondents whose names do not appear in this finding aid.

In light of this organization, readers wishing to search the collection comprehensively must consult both the main and Addendum indexes and review carefully the folder descriptions for boxes 41-56.

The last series is scrapbooks. Four unnumbered scrapbooks date before Hoeven's election to the House of Representatives while twenty-six scrapbooks, organized by year, document his service in the House. Items in these books -- which include letters from prominent individuals -- are also not noted in the indexes.

Photographs: Boxes 52, 53, 54


Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Charles B. Hoeven over a period of years, beginning in 1965.

Guide posted to Internet: November 2005


Box Contents List

Indexes to the first donation

A -- D

E -- L

M -- S

T-- Z

Box 1 (Items 1 -- 639)

Box 2 (Items 640 -- 1079)

Box 3 (Items 1080 -- 1536)

Box 4 (Items 1537 -- 2491)

Box 5 (Items 2492 -- 2947)

Box 6 (Items 2948 -- 3699)

Box 7 (Items 3700 -- 4809)

Box 8 (Items 4810 -- 6109)

Box 9 (Box 6110 -- 7182)

Box 10 (Items 7183 -- 7925)

Box 11 (Items 7926 -- 9177)

Box 12 (Items 9178 -- 10379)

Box 13 (Items 10380 -- 10990)

Box 14 (Items 10991 -- 11408)

Box 15 (Items 11409 -- 12297)

Box 16 (Items 12298 -- 13266)

Box 17 (Items 13267 -- 14038)

Box 18 (Items 14039 -- 14902)

Box 19 (Items 14903 -- 16084)

Box 20 (Items 16085 -- 17031)

Box 21 (Items 17032 -- 18143)

Box 22 (Items 18144 -- 19189)

Box 23 (Items 19190 -- 20157)

Box 24 (Items 20158 -- 21250)

Box 25 (Items 21251 -- 22329)

Box 26 (Items 22330 --23446)

Box 27 (Items 23447 -- 24591)

Box 28 (Items 24592 -- 25700)

Box 29 (Items 25701 - 26748)

Box 30 (Items 26749 -- 27811)

Box 31 (Items 27812 -- 28950)

Box 32 (Items 28951 -- 29751)

Box 33 (Items 29752 -- 30481)

Box 34 (Items 30482 -- 31148)

Box 35 (Items 31149 -- 31442)

Folders 143 -- 144; pamphlets, duplicate bills

Box 36

Duplicate bills

Press releases

Index to the addendum

Box 37 (Addendum items 1 -- 470)

Folders 1a -- 5a, 1937 -- 1966

Box 38 (Addendum items 471 -- 1109)

Folders 6a -- 10a, 1937

Box 39

Books of Congressional Prayers, steno books, voting record books 1953 -- 1960

Box 40

Biographical materials, photographs, mimeographed letters, mementoes, news releases, radio addressed, speeches

 

Box 41

African Trip, 1964 -- 1965 (includes letter from B.B. Hickenlooper)

Alton Presbyterian Church and correspondence, 1944 -- 1972

Alton Rotary Club, 1966 -- 1970

Alton traffic signal and clippings, 1969 -- 1971

American Express Card, 1968 -- 1969

American Legion -- Floyd Post 50th anniversary, 1969

Battle Monuments Commission (includes letter from W.C. Edson and B.B. Hickenlooper)

Brief and argument of Albert F. Swanson from: Contested -- election case of Albert F. Swanson vs. Vincent F. Harrington

Buena Vista College, 1959 -- 1975

Campaign correspondence, 1936 (including letters from W.C. Edson and B.B. Hickenlooper)

Campaign correspondence, 1940 (including letters from B.B. Hickenlooper and Geo A. Wilson)

Box 42

Campaign correspondence, 1942 (including letters from Robert D. Blue, Fred Gilchrist, John Gwynne, Virgil M. Hancher, B.B. Hickenlooper, and Hugh Lundy)

Campaign correspondence, 1946 (including letters from Robert D. Blue, Ben F. Jensen, Clare Booth Lace, and Thos. E. Martin)

Campaign correspondence, 1960

Campaign correspondence, 1962 (including letters from B.B. Hickenlooper, J. Edgar Hoover, John Kyl, Jack Miller, Nelson Rockefeller, and Fred Schwengel)

Campaign correspondence, 1966 (including letters from H.R. Gross and Wiley Mayne)

Campaign correspondence, 1968 (including letters from Robert K. Beck, Lucas J. DeKoster, H.R. Gross, and Wiley Mayne)

Campaign correspondence, 1974 (including letters from W.H. Goodrich, Margaret McDonald, and Wiley Mayne)

Chang Fu An, immigration to U.S., 1958 -- 1960

Conference of Republican members of the House of Representatives, 1957

Box 43

Correspondence, 1925 -- 1938

Correspondence, 1939 (including a letter from B.B. Hickenlooper)

Correspondence, January -- February 1940 (including a letter from B.B. Hickenlooper) Correspondence, March -- December 1940

Correspondence, 1941 -- 1944 (including letters from B.B. Hickenlooper and Harrison Spangler)

Correspondence, 1945 -- 1949 (including letters from Virgil M. Hancher and Thos. E. Martin)

Correspondence, 1950 -- 1953 (including a letter from Lyndon B. Johnson)

Box 44

Correspondence, 1954 -- 1956 (including a letter from Leo A. Hoegh)

Correspondence, 1957 -- 1958 (including letters from Virgil M. Hancher, Karl M. LeCompte, and Richard M. Nixon)

Correspondence, 1959 -- 1960 (including letters from Norman A. Erbe and B.B. Hickenlooper)

Correspondence, 1961 (including a letter from Norman A. Erbe)

Correspondence 1962 (including a letter from Fred Schwengel)

Box 45

Correspondence, January -- June 1963

Correspondence, July -- December 1963 (including a letter from Fred Schwengel)

Correspondence, January -- June 1964 (including a letter from Fred Schwengel)

Correspondence, July -- December 1964 (including letters from Stanley L. Greigg, B.B. Hickenlooper, Ben F. Jensen, Robert D. Ray, and Maurice Van Nostrand)

Correspondence, January -- June 1965 (including letters from Gerald Ford, H.R. Gross, and B.B. Hickenlooper)

Box 46

Correspondence, July -- December 1965 (including letters from H.R. Gross, Virgil M. Hancher, B.B. Hickenlooper, Wiley Mayne, and Robert D. Ray)

Correspondence, January -- June 1966 (including letters from Stanley L. Griegg, H.R. Gross, and John L. Lewis)

Correspondence, July -- December 1966 (including a letter from H.R. Gross)

Correspondence, January -- June 1967 (including letters from H.R. Gross, Wiley Mayne, and Fred Schwengel)

Correspondence, July -- December 1967 (including letters from H.R. Gross and Wiley Mayne)

Correspondence, January -- June 1968 (including letters from Lucas J. DeKoster, H.R. Gross, Ben Jensen, and Wiley Mayne)

Box 47

Correspondence, July -- December 1968 (including letters from H.R. Gross, B.B. Hickenlooper, Wiley Mayne and Jack Miller)

Correspondence, January -- June 1969 (including letters from Lucas J. DeKoster, H.R. Gross, B.B. Hickenlooper, Wiley Mayne, and Jack Miller)

Correspondence, July -- December 1969 (including letters from H.R. Gross, B.B. Hickenlooper, Wiley Mayne, and John McDonald)

Correspondence, January -- June 1970 (including letters from Howard H. Baker, Jr., Lucas J. DeKoster, H.R. Gross, Wiley Mayne, Margaret McDonald, and Fred Schwengel)

Correspondence, July -- December 1970 (including letters from H.R. Gross, Roger W. Jepsen, and Wiley Mayne)

Correspondence, January -- June 1971 (including letters from Lucas J. DeKoster and Wiley Mayne)

Box 48

Correspondence, July -- December 1971 (including letters from H.R. Gross and Roger W. Jepsen)

Correspondence, January -- June 1972 (including letters from H.R. Gross, Roger W. Jepsen, Wiley Mayne, and Jack Miller)

Correspondence, July -- December 1972 (including letters from H.R. Gross, Wiley Mayne, and Robert D. Ray)

Correspondence, January -- June 1973 (including letters from John Culver and Wiley Mayne)

Correspondence, July -- December 1973

Correspondence, 1974 -- 1975 (including letters from Charles E. Grassley, H.R. Gross, and William J. Scherle)

Cotton program, 1964

County attorney, 1926 -- 1930

Box 49

Dvergsten, David (West Point), 1964 -- 1965

50th Anniversary, 1922 SUI law class, 1970 -- 1972

Free Citizens Voting Record, Iowa. First session – 86th congress, 1959. Civil Affairs Association, Inc.

Harbeck, Harry, 1947 -- 1961

Hoeven, autobiography

Hoeven, autobiography (continued) and related correspondence

Hoeven Drive, 1964

Hoeven Election ads., 1936 -- 1960

Hoeven, family, 1915 -- 1973

Box 50

Hoeven, 12th grade physics notes, 1912 -- 1913

Honor Iowans Committee, 1965 -- 1967

H.R. 3488 (Bill for the relief of Sulzback Construction Co.), 1960 -- 1962

Hughes, Harold, 1970 -- 1973

Invitations, 1957 -- 1961

Iowa Centennial Committee, 1945 -- 1946

Klein, Gerald (Annapolis), 1949 -- 1952

Maps

Maps (hand drawn), 1940 -- 1956

Box 51

Mayne, Wiley (including letters from Gerald R. Ford, H.R. Gross, Melvin R. Laird, and Wiley Mayne), 1966 -- 1969

Miscellaneous

Newspaper clippings, 1920 -- 1959

Newspaper clippings, 1960 -- 1974

Newspaper clippings, undated

Orange City Post Office, 1961 -- 1964

Box 52

Parole correspondence, 1927 -- 1935

Parole correspondence, 1936 -- 1940

Pearson, Drew 1961

Photographs (congressional)

Photographs (Hoeven)

Photographs (Hoeven Family)

Photographs (Hoeven studio portrait, negative)

Photographs (Military appointees)

Photographs (miscellaneous)

Photographs (Sioux City Steak Dinner, included pictures of Richard M. Nixon)

Box 53

Photographs (presidents, included pictures of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford)

Photographs (trips I)

Photographs (trips II)

Box 54

Photographs (visitors in Washington D.C.)

Post-election correspondence, 1962

Post-primary correspondence, 1942

Presbytery, 1964 -- April 1967

Presbytery, May 1967 -- 1968

Box 55

Presidential inaugurals, funerals, and Christmas cards (including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford), 1945 -- 1974

Press releases, 1942 -- 1960

REA (Sioux county), 1949 -- 1951

Republican convention programs, 1940 -- 1956

Republican national convention, 1964

Retirement correspondence, January-February 1964 (including letters from Wiley Mayne and Robert D. Ray)

Retirement correspondence, March-December 1964

Box 56

Rodeen, James (Annapolis), 1947 -- 1948

Rotary Service Committee, 1948 -- 1970

Scrapbook

Scrapbook material

78-79 Club; 1943 -- 1948

Shoemaker, W.J. (Annapolis), 1942 -- 1948

Sioux City Bar Association; 1941 -- 1969

Sioux City Steak Dinner (including letters from Dwight D. Eisenhower, B.B. Hickenlooper, Harold Hughes, Wiley Mayne, and Jack Miller); 1960 -- 1974

Sioux County Historical Society, 1969 -- 1972

Special Advisory Committee on Public Opinion (including letters from H.R. Gross and Jack Miller); 1969 -- 1971

Box 57

Speeches, 1942 -- 1958

Speeches, 1960 -- 1965

Speeches, 1966 -- 1970 and undated

United Fund and Community Chest, Alton, Iowa; 1966 -- 1970

Wheat to Russia, 1963 -- 1964

White, Richard (West Point), 1950 -- 1954

World War I (veterans' reunion, 1967)

Yankus hearing, 1959 (including a letter from Herschel C. Loveless)

Scrapbooks (Not boxed; lying on the shelves)

Scrapbook (county attorney, Sioux County, Iowa)

Scrapbook (Iowa State Senate)

Scrapbook (Iowa State Senator)

Scrapbook (Miscellaneous)

Congressional Scrapbooks; 1943 -- 1964 (26 books). (Including letters from: Book 1, Herbert Hoover, Sam Rayburn, Wendell Willkie, and Geo A. Wilson; Book 2, Sam Rayburn; Book 8, Sam Rayburn; Book 11; Dwight D. Eisenhower, Book 12; Douglas MacArthur; Book 15, Richard M. Nixon; Book 17; J. Edgar Hoover, Book 18; Dwight D. Eisenhower)

Scrapbook/Year

1. 1943

2. 1944

3. 1944

4. 1945

5. 1946

6. 1947

7. 1948

8. 1949

9. 1950

10. 1951

11. 1952

12. 1953

13. 1954

14. 1955

15. 1956

16. 1957

17. 1958

18. 1959

19. 1960

20. 1960

21. 1961

22. 1962

23. 1962

24. 1963

25. 1964

26. 1964

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