KEOGH, Eugene James

KEOGH, Eugene James
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1907–1989

Biography

KEOGH, Eugene James, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 30, 1907; attended the public schools and Commercial High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.; was graduated from the school of commerce of New York University at New York City in 1927 and from the school of law of Fordham University, New York City, in 1930; teacher in New York City public schools in 1927 and 1928; clerk with New York City Board of Transportation 1928-1930; law clerk in 1930 and 1931; was admitted to the bar in 1932 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the New York State assembly in 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1967); chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; member, New York State Racing and Wagering Board, 1973-1976; was a resident of New York City until his death there on May 26, 1989.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University at Albany Libraries, SUNY
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives

Albany, NY
Papers: ca. 1937-1967, 171.12 cubic feet. The papers of Congressman Eugene Keogh contain correspondence, subject files, speeches, memorials, press releases, and photographs, and document his work with legislation, the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Select Committee on Foreign Aid. Also of interest is Eugene Keogh's work on the 1967 New York State Constitutional Convention. An inventory is available in the repository and online.

Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College Library Archives and Special Collections

Brooklyn, NY
Papers: ca. 1930s-1960s, 24.5 cubic feet. The papers of Eugene Keogh primarily contain scrapbooks of clippings and photos documenting Keogh's career in government; also books, government publications (including House bills), plaques, and some correspondence. Photos are either of Keogh or others in government, autographed to Keogh. This collection was transferred to the Brooklyn College Library Archives and Special Collections in 1989 by the James Kelly Local Studies Division of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York.

Columbia University
Oral History Research Office

New York, NY
Oral History: 1950, 82 pages. Reminiscences of Eugene James Keogh. The interview was conducted by Dean Albertson.

Harvard University
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the papers of Marietta Tree, 1917-1995, 20.2 linear feet. Correspondents include Eugene Keogh.

Princeton University
Mudd Manuscript Library

Princeton, NJ
Papers: In the papers of Bernard M. Baruch, 1905-1965, 302.4 cubic feet. Correspondents include Eugene Keogh. Collection is currently being processed.
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