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BUCHANAN, John Hall, Jr.

BUCHANAN, John Hall, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


BUCHANAN, John Hall, Jr., a Representative from Alabama; born in Paris, Tenn., March 19, 1928; served in the United States Navy 1945-1946; graduated from Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., in 1949, did graduate work at the University of Virginia, and graduated from the Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., in 1957; served as pastor of churches in Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama for ten years; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; served as a supply pastor in the Birmingham, Ala., area and as director of finance for the Alabama Republican Party, 1962-1964; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; member, United States delegation to the United Nations, 1973 and 1984; member, United States delegation, United Nations Human Rights Committee, 1978-1980; chairman, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education in the Department of Education, 1981-1983; board member, People for the American Way, 1982 to 2018; died on March 5, 2018, in Rockville, Md.

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

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External Research Collections

Birmingham Public Library
Department of Archives and Manuscripts

Birmingham, AL
Papers: 1964-1980, 59 linear feet, 140 photos, and 15 tapes. The papers contain manuscript material, photographs, and audio-visual tapes that document John Buchanan's career in the U.S. House of Representatives. Included in the manuscript material is correspondence, memos, reports, speeches, and copies of bills that reflect the issues and activities that John Buchanan was involved in as a Member of several House committees. The photographs and audio-visual tapes primarily cover Rep. Buchanan's participation in a variety of hearings, meetings, ceremonies, and radio programs. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the Alabama Youth Committee administrative records, 1965-1969, 2 folders. Persons represented include John Hall Buchanan.

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
Papers: In the Alabama Farm Bureau Federation Records, 1922-1980, approximately 47 cubic feet (1 foot congressional correspondence). The records include correspondence between congressmen and Farm Bureau officials concerning legislation. A finding aid in is available in the repository. Restricted.
Oral History: In the Julia Marks Young Oral History Interviews, 1974-1975, 12 cassette tapes. Persons interviewed include John H. Buchanan.

University of Oklahoma
Bizzell Memorial Library

Norman, OK
Papers: In the Congressional Sunbelt Caucus Collection, 1981-1995, 11 cubic feet. Persons represented include John Hall Buchanan.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: John Buchanan, Republican Representative from Alabama. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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