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Francis Orlando Wilcox was born in Columbus Junction, Iowa, on April 9, 1908. He attended the University of Iowa, receiving an A.B. in 1930, his A.M. in 1931, and his Ph.D. in 1933. He also earned the degree of Doctor es Sciences Politiques from the University of Geneva, in 1935. From 1935 to 1941 he taught political science at various universities, including the Universities of Iowa, Louisville, Michigan, and Chicago. In 1947, Wilcox became the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's first chief of staff, a position he held until 1955. He guided the committee's consideration of such major foreign policy initiatives as the Marshall Plan and the creation of NATO. From 1955 to 1961 he served as assistant secretary of state and had a primary responsibility for U.S. participation in the United Nations. He was also the author of many books and articles on international affairs. Francis O. Wilcox died on February 20, 1985. He was survived by his widow, Virginia, and their son and daughter.
Wilcox, Francis O. Francis
O. Wilcox, Chief of Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1947-1955:
oral history interviews, February 1 to June 13, 1984. Washington, D.C.: Senate Historical
Wilcox, Francis O. Francis O. Wilcox, Chief of Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1947-1955: oral history interviews, February 1 to June 13, 1984. Washington, D.C.: Senate Historical Office, [1985?]
U.S. Senate Oral History Project:
U.S. Senate Oral History Project: Francis Wilcox
were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Virgin ia S. Wilcox in 1989.
ia S. Wilcox in 1989.
Guide posted to Internet: July 2004
American Foreign Policy. Taught by F.O. Wilcox
n.d. (2 folders)
American Government. Taught by F.O. Wilcox
1937 -- 1939
1939 -- 1940
American Politics -- International Relations. Taught by F.O. Wilcox
1939 -- 1941
American Society of International Law, 1938 -- 1984
Arms Control, 1983
"Arthur Vandenberg" by F.O. Wilcox, 1974
The Atlantic Community, 1963. Handbook of selected basic speech materials
1975 -- 1976
1981 -- 1984
Fundraising, 1974 -- 1978
Fundraising Correspondence, 1977 -- 1978
Books Reviewed by F.O. Wilcox, 1973 -- 1984
Brussels Council, 1975 -- 1976
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
1984 (3 folders)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), cont.
Class Notes, 1936 -- 1937. Courses taught by F.O. Wilcox
Commission on the Organization of the Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy
June 1973 -- September 1974 (2 folders)
1974 (5 folders)
Conference on United States and United Nations, 1973 -- 1974, including a letter from Dick Clark
Conference on United States Congressional - Executive Relations and the Taiwan Relations Act, January 9 --14, 1984 in Taipei, Taiwan, 1983 -- 1984
Congressional Materials on War Powers, 1983
Congressional Presentations of F.O. Wilcox, 1970 -- 1977
Congressional Survey Report, March 1975
The Constitution and the Conduct of Foreign Policy, 1975
Manuscript copy with an introduction by F.O. Wilcox
Constitutional Law. Taught by F. O. Wilcox
1936 -- 1939
1938 (2 folders)
"Cooperation vs Confrontation: Congress and Foreign Policy Since Vietnam" by F.O. Wilcox, n.d. (2 folders)
1929 -- 1942. Including letters from W. Jessup
1943 -- 1959. Including a letter from Virgil Hancher
1970 -- 1979. Including letters from J.S.F. Botha, Henry Cabot Lodge, McGeorge Bundy, Henry Kissinger, Nelson Rockefeller, and Cyrus Vance
1981. Including a letter from Milton S. Eisenhower
1982. Including letters from Dean Rusk, Henry Cabot Lodge, Milton S. Eisenhower, and Gerald R. Ford
1984. January -- August
1984. September -- December. Including a letter from Milton S. Eisenhower
University of Iowa, 1976 -- 1984. Including a letter from James O. Freedman
Course Papers by F.O. Wilcox, 1930 -- 1933
Course Outlines. Taught by F.O. Wilcox, 1938 -- 1940
"Deep Attack Concepts and the Defense of Central Europe" by Boyd D. Sutton, et. al., [1983?]
"Dutch Democracy" by F.O. Wilcox, n.d.
East-West Conference, 1966
Economics. Course notes by F.O. Wilcox, 1935
Eisenhower Seminar, 1984. Including a letter from Milton S. Eisenhower
"Emerging Technologies and Deep Attack Concepts" by Fred Haynes, 1984
Eulogy for Pitman B. Potter, by F.O. Wilcox, 1981
"Factors Influencing American Foreign Policy" by F.O. Wilcox, n.d.
Ford Foundation. Congressional trip to the United Nations
1973 -- 1975. Including a letter from Dick Clark
1974 -- 1976. Including letters from Dean Rusk, Dick Clark, and George Bush
The Future of the U.N.: A strategy for Like-Minded Nations. Report, n.d.
History of Political Thought. Course notes by F.O. Wilcox, 1936
"How the United Nations Charter Has Developed," Staff Study No. 2, 1954
International Law. Taught by F.O. Wilcox
Exams, 1938 -- 1940
International Relations. Taught by F.O. Wilcox
1937 -- 1938
1937 -- 1939
John F. Kennedy College of Arts and Sciences. Dedication address by F.O. Wilcox, 1969. Including a letter form Edward M. Kennedy
"League of Nations." Articles by F.O. Wilcox, n.d.
Meridian House, 1969
Modern European Governments. Taught by F.O. Wilcox, 1937 -- 1939
Modern Governments. Taught by F. O. Wilcox, 1941 (2 folders)
Modern History. Taught by F.O. Wilcox, 1936
Murphy Commission, 1975. Including a letter from William J. Casey
Museum of Science and Technology, Teheran, Iran, 1976
Correspondence and Papers, 1944
Lecture notes, n.d.
Our Foreign Policy - Legacy of the New Deal. Lecture by F.O. Wilcox, 1969
Neutrality. Miscellaneous papers and notes
1940 -- 1944
Newspaper clippings, 1955 and 1985 (obituary).
Personal Papers of F.O. Wilcox
Clippings, 1942 -- 1950
Miscellaneous Papers, 1942 -- 1970
Printed Material, 1949 -- 1978
Political Science. Taught by F.O. Wilcox, 1935 -- 1940
Political Thought. Taught by F.O. Wilcox, n.d.
"Proposals Relating to Representation and Voting" by M.M. Montague, 1954
Repeal of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Press Release, 1970
Retirement of F.O. Wilcox from Johns' Hopkins University, 1972 -- 1973, including a letter from William D. Rogers
Review of the United Nations Charter. Committee Report, 1970
School of Advanced International Studies
Correspondence, 1956 -- 1983. Including letters from W. Averell Harriman and Henry Cabot Lodge
Miscellaneous Papers, 1979 -- 1984
Senator Sam Nuhn and Defense Spending, 1984 -- 1985
Social Sciences. Taught by F.O. Wilcox
1936 -- 1942
1938 -- 1941
1938 -- 1942
1940 -- 1942 (2 folders)
Speeches and Speech Notes by F. O. Wilcox
1935 -- 1941
Speeches and Speech Notes by F.O. Wilcox, cont.
1960s (2 folders)
1970s (5 folders)
n.d. (4 folders)
Stanley Foundation, 1974
Stettinius and Byrnes. Transcript of panel discussion, n.d.
The Technical Cooperation Programs of the United Nations System
The Iris Coffin Show. Audio tape, 1962
Report of the Advisory Committee on International Organizations, 1963
United Nations. Miscellaneous Papers
1975 -- 1976. Including a letter from Arthur J. Goldberg
"United Nations and Some Alternatives to World Order." Statement of F.O. Wilcox before the Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1970
United Nations Committee: American Legion, 1977 -- 1978
American Legion, 1976
"United Nations in Crisis." 11th Annual Conference of National Organizations, 1961
Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs
1979 -- 1983
1984 -- 1985
World Politics. Course notes by F.O. Wilcox, 1931 -- 1932
Writings of F.O. Wilcox
1930s -- 1940s
1970 -- 1973
1973 -- 1976
1977 -- 1978
1978 -- 1979