BYRNES, John William

BYRNES, John William
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1913–1985

Biography

BYRNES, John William, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Green Bay, Brown County Wis., June 12, 1913; attended the public and parochial schools; was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1936 and from the law school of the same university in 1938; was admitted to the bar in 1938 and commenced practice in Green Bay, Wis.; served as a special deputy commissioner of banking for the State of Wisconsin from 1938 until his resignation in 1940 to assume his duties as State senator; member of the State senate 1940-1944, serving as majority floor leader in 1943; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; returned to the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; was a resident of Arlington, Va., until his death in Marshfield, Wis., on January 12, 1985.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Wisconsin
Green Bay Area Research Center, Cofrin Library

Green Bay, WI
Papers: 1938-1972, approximately 142 cubic feet. The papers of John William Byrnes include correspondence, memoranda, legislative records, public relations, grants and projects files, Ways and Means Committee files, pressure mail, personal and political files, photographs, films and videotapes, and recordings. The majority of the papers are closed to research until 2005. The unprocessed additions are open for research. An inventory for the collection is available in the repository and online. The collection is owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Archives Division, Madison, Wisconsin.

Columbia University
Oral History Archives

New York, NY
Oral History: 1967, 51 pages. An oral history interview by Peter A. Corning with John W. Byrnes. The interview was underwritten by the Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD. A name index is available and a microfiche copy of the transcript is available for purchase.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress. Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: In the Thomas E. Coleman Papers, 1914-1964, 11.6 cubic feet. Subjects covered include John W. Byrnes. An inventory is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Warren P. Knowles Papers, 1910-1970, 94 cubic feet. Subjects covered include John W. Byrnes. An inventory is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Republican Party of Wisconsin Records, 1900-1988, 6.6 cubic feet. Subjects covered include John W. Byrnes. An inventory is available in the repository.
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