RODINO, Peter Wallace, Jr.

RODINO, Peter Wallace, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1909–2005

Biography

RODINO, Peter Wallace, Jr., a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., June 7, 1909; attended the McKinley Grammar School and Barringer High School; graduated from the University of Newark and from the New Jersey Law School in 1937; was admitted to the bar in 1938; lawyer, private practice; teacher, public speaking and citizenship classes, Y.M.C.A. and Federation of Clubs, Newark, N.J., 1930-1932; managing editor of the Jersey Review in 1934 and 1935; United States Army, 1941-1946; served with the First Armored Division in North Africa and Italy and on military missions with the Italian Army; awarded Bronze Star for military operations, War Cross, and Knight of Order of Crown from Italy; unsuccessful candidate in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the nineteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1989); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1986 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harry E. Claiborne, judge of the United States District Court for Nevada; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1988 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Alcee Lamar Hastings, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Ninety-third through One Hundredth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1988 to the One Hundred First Congress; professor, Seton Hall University Law School, Newark, N.J., 1989 to 2005; died on May 7, 2005, in West Orange, N.J; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, N.J.

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External Research Collections

Seton Hall University Law School
Peter W. Rodino Law Library

Newark, NJ
Papers: 1949-1988, 800 cubic feet. The papers document the career of Peter Wallace Rodino, Jr. The papers contain personal, congressional and copies of committee correspondence; diaries; legislative reports; speeches; press releases; constituent mail; and memorabilia. Copies of Nixon impeachment materials include committee and staff correspondence; drafts of articles of impeachment; and drafts of published committee reports.

Columbia University
Oral History Research Office

New York, NY
Oral History: 1981, 314 pages. The oral history includes the reminiscences of Peter Wallace Rodino, Jr., from 1981. The interview is currently closed.

Cornell University Library
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Ithaca, NY
Papers: In the David I. Wells Papers, 1964-1980, 19 cubic feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
Archival Collections

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Gerald R. Ford Vice-Presidential Papers, 1973-1974, 105.2 linear feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.
Papers: In the Edward Hutchinson Papers, 1959-1976, 173 linear feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.
Papers: In the John O. Marsh Papers, 1974-1977, 49.6 linear feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Bayard T. Rustin Papers, ca. 1942-1987, 20 linear feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Schlesinger Library

Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the National Organization for Women Records: Series I-XVI, ca. 1961-1999, 83 linear feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.

Rensselaer County Historical Society

Troy, NY
Papers: In the Dean Park Taylor Papers, 1926-1977, approximately 34,000 items. Correspondents include Peter Rodino.

Stanford University
Hoover Institution Library and Archives

Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Laurence H. Silberman Papers, 1947-1976, approximate 26 linear feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.

Stanford University
Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Green Library

Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Bert N. Corona Papers , 1923-1984, 24 linear feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.

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

Albany, NY
Papers: In the Alfred C. Oppler Papers, 1908-1982, 2.75 cubic feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.

University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Sierra Club National Legislative Office Records, 1960-ongoing, 200 linear feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.

University of Oklahoma
The Carl Albert Congressional Archives

Norman, OK
Papers: In the Carl Bert Albert Congressional Papers, ca. 1910-1997, 993 cubic feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.

University of Texas at Austin
The Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the J.R. Parten Papers, ca. 1890-1992, 184 feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn Papers, ca. 1831-2007, approximately 119 feet. Persons represented include Peter Rodino.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Fields, Howard. High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Dramatic Story of the Rodino Committee. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1978.

Rodino, Joy. Fifty-Two Words My Husband Taught Me. West Orange, N.J.: DRJ Publishing Inc., 2009.

Rodino, Peter. "Federal Criminal Sentencing Reform" Journal of Legislation 11 (Summer 1984): 218-36.

___. "The Legislative Veto and the Balance of Powers in Washington." Parliamentarian 65 (January 1984): 22-30.

___. "Living With The Preamble." Rutgers Law Review 42 (Spring 1990): 685-700.

___. "Magistrates' Reform: A Way to Aid Congested Federal Courts.: Trial 13 (November 1977): 32-35.

___. "The Proposed Balanced Budget/Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment: No Balance, No Limits." Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 10 (Summer 1983): 785-807.

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