FROST, Jonas Martin

FROST, Jonas Martin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1942–

Biography

FROST, Jonas Martin, a Representative from Texas; born in Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 1, 1942; graduated from R.L. Paschal High School, Fort Worth, Tex., 1960; B.A. and B.J., University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 1964; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1970; United States Army Reserves, 1966-1972; lawyer, private practice; journalist; law clerk for United State Judge Sarah T. Hughes, for the Northern District of Texas, 1970-1971; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 2005); chair, House Democratic Caucus (One Hundred Sixth through One Hundred Eighth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2004.

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External Research Collections

University of Texas at Arlington Library
Special Collections

Arlington, TX
Papers: 1979-2005, 353.75 linear feet. The Martin Frost Collection currently is unprocessed.
Oral History: In the Betty Fischer Interview, 2000, 2 audiocassettes. In the interview, Betty Fischer discusses her work on all of Representative Martin Frost's campaigns
Papers: In the Jenkins Garrett, Jr. Papers, 1827-1999, 0.6 linear foot. Persons represented include Martin Frost.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videoreels: 1994, 4 commercials on 4 videoreels. The commercials were used during Martin Frost's 1994 campaign for U.S. Congress in District 24 of Texas, Democratic Party.

University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Campaign and Redistricting Files from U. S. Congressman Martin Frost, ca. 2000-2004, 53 feet. The records are campaign and redistricting files, including pamphlets, legal files, cases, district data, maps, voter demographics, and more.
Papers: In the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Papers, Part Two, ca. 1930-1994, 189 cubic feet. Persons represented include Martin Frost.
Papers: In the J.R. Parten Papers, ca. 1890-1992, 184 feet. Persons represented include Martin Frost.
Papers: In the Paul B. Ragsdale Papers, 1972-1987, approximately 38 feet. Persons represented include Martin Frost.
Papers: In the Bernard Rapoport Papers, 1941-present, approximately 122 feet. Persons represented include Martin Frost.
Papers: In the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Records, Part 2, 1947-1995, 66 feet. Persons represented include Martin Frost.
Papers: In the Texas Jewish Historical Society Records, ca. 1838-2008, approximately 77 feet. Persons represented include Martin Frost.
Papers: In the Texas Observer Records, 1952-1990, 133 feet. Persons represented include Martin Frost.

Washington State University Libraries
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Pullman, WA
Papers: In the Thomas S. Foley Photographs, ca. 1905-1995, approximately 6.5 linear feet. Persons represented include Martin Frost.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Frost, Martin., Tom Davis & Richard Cohen. The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis. Campbell, CA: Fastpencil Premiere, 2014.

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Related Media

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Discussion of the impact of the attacks on Members of Congress.

The Honorable J. Martin Frost, U.S. Representative of Texas
Interview recorded April 28, 2011 Deed of Gift