MsC 310

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1959 -- 1964
2.5 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
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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

Biographical note

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


 Biographical Note

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.

 Scope and Contents

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.

 Box 1

"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

Tri-State Traffic Club. Fort Madison, IA, February 7, 1961

 Box 2

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

 Box 3

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:

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

"Valedictory address" Private Carrier Conference -- Fifth annual mid-year meeting. New Orleans, LA, May 21, 1964

 Box 4

Carbons of outgoing letters, September 1959 to August 1963 (2 folders)


Box 5

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.

Obituary, 1976.

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