Collection Dates: 1959 -- 1964
2.5 linear ft.
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Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: January 1998
Acquisition Note: Mr. Herring gave his papers to the University of Iowa in 1974.
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Table of Contents
Scope and contents
Box 1 Swearing in ceremony -- Tri-state Traffic Club
Box 2 Delta Nu Alpha transportation fraternity -- Iowa Motor Truck Association
Box 3 Fifteenth annual meeting of the common carrier conference -- Valedictory address
Box 4 Carbons of outgoing letters
Box 5 Briefs, petitions and decisions in cases before the Interstate Commerce Commission
Clyde Edsel Herring (1915 -- 1976) was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of former Governor and U.S. Senator Clyde L. and Pearl S. Herring. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Iowa in 1937 and his law degree from Drake University in 1940. He was admitted to the Iowa Bar that same year. A reserve officer since 1937, he was accepted into active duty in 1941. He served as with the 168th Infantry, 34th Division in the European Theater of Operations during W.W.II. In 1943 he was taken as a prisoner in Tunisia and spent until May, 1945 in Prisoner of War camps in Europe.
Returning to Iowa
after the war he entered into a private law practice in Des Moines. In 1947
he was appointed Assistant County Attorney for Polk County. He resigned this
post in 1949 to become a district supervisor for the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
In 1950, he was elected County Attorney for Polk County. In 1954, he was the
unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor. He was a delegate to the 1956
Democratic National convention. Herring was appointed to the Interstate Commerce
Commission in 1959, by President Eisenhower. He served on the Division of Operating
Rights and the Division of Rates and Practices. He remained there until 1964
when he was succeeded by Virginia Mae Brown. After leaving government service,
Mr. Herring opened his own law firm in Washington, D.C. Clyde E. Herring died
of a heart attack at the age of sixty-one.
The papers of Clyde
E. Herring consist of four boxes of manuscripts dating from 1959 to 1964, which
document his service on the Interstate Commerce Commission. The four linear
feet of materials are arranged (for the most part) chronologically. Subject
files and carbons of outgoing letters make up the collection. These files reflect
both personal events such as his first swearing in ceremony as well as commerce
commission business. The business files include topics ranging from the Railroad
Transportation Institute to the Iowa Motor Truck Association or from the American
Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association to the Intercoastal Lumber Association.
Many of his speeches and addresses are also included in the papers.
"Swearing in ceremony," August - September 1959, including letters from Bourke B. Hickenlooper, Thomas E. Martin, Charles B. Hoeven, Ben F. Jensen, Fred Schwengel, Herschel C. Loveless, and Guy Gillette
Movers and Warehousemen's Association. Miami, FL, March 5, 1960
Railroad Transportation Institute, April 12, 1960
Western Association of Railway Attorneys. Chicago Club, April 26, 1960
Local Cartage National Conference. New York, NY, April 27, 1960
Traffic Club of Newark. Newark, NJ, May 2, 1960
Private Carrier Conference, Inc. Atlanta, GA, May 17, 1960
District No. 1 Chapter, Association of IC.C Practitioners. Boston, MA, June 8, 1960
American Short Line RR Association, 47th annual meeting. Green Bay, WI, October 3, 1960
Transportation Week in the Niagara Frontier. Buffalo, NY, October 24, 1960
Extra-Provincial Carriers' Conference. Toronto, Canada, November 21, 1960
Club. Fort Madison, IA, February 7, 1961
Delta Nu Alpha transportation fraternity. Cuyhoga Falls, OH, April 12, 1961
32nd annual meeting of the Associations of ICC, May 25, 1961
Conference with chairman Shoniker, Ontario Highway Transport Board, June 2, 1961
Iowa Motor Truck Association. Cedar Rapids, IA, September 8, 1961
National Petroleum Refiners Association. Atlantic City, NJ, September 14, 1961
Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association. November 8, 1961
Chicago chapter Association of ICC. Practitioners. Chicago, IL, December 8, 1961
Intercoastal Lumber Association. New York, NY, January 22, 1962
National Tour Brokers Association annual conference. Chicago, IL, January 28, 1962
Board of Governors meeting -- Regular common Carrier Conference. New Orleans, LA, February 15, 1962
Eastern Industrial Traffic League. April 12, 1962
Bowling Green State University. May 2, 1962
National Tank Truck Carriers. Bel Harbour, FL, May 23, 1962
New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners. June22, 1962
Iowa Motor Truck
Association. September 14, 1962
Fifteenth annual meeting of the Common Carrier Conference -- Irregular route. New Orleans, LA, March 1, 1963
Delta Nu Alpha. Grand Rapids, MI, April 8, 1963
American Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. April 22, 1963. Booklets on Transportation Trends. (2 folders)
Chamber of Commerce forum luncheon -- National Transportation Week. Tulsa, OK, May 16, 1963
Clyde E. Herring:
Reappointment:September 1963 -- May 1964, including letters from Lawrence O'Brien
September 1963 -- May 1964, including letters from James E. Bromwell, Lister Hill, Stuart Symington. Report of Proceedings on Walrath reappointment and Brown appointment to ICC
Private Carrier Conference -- Fifth annual mid-year meeting. New Orleans, LA,
May 21, 1964
Carbons of outgoing letters, September 1959 to August 1963 (2 folders)
Pleadings before the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1966 -- 1976. 16 loose documents.
Published findings and reports of the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1963. Miscellaneous reports compiled into two bound volumes.