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CALLAHAN, Herbert Leon (Sonny)

CALLAHAN, Herbert Leon (Sonny)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


CALLAHAN, Herbert Leon (Sonny), a Representative from Alabama; born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., September 11, 1932; graduated from McGill Institute High School, Mobile, Ala., 1950; attended the University of Alabama, Mobile, Ala., 1959-1960; United States Navy, 1952-1954; businessman; member of the Alabama state house of representatives, 1971-1979; member of the Alabama state senate, 1979-1983; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in 1982; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1985-January 3, 2003); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002; died on June 25, 2021.

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

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External Research Collections

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

Norman, OK
Videocassette: 1982, 2 commercials on 1 videocassette. The commercials were used during Sonny Callahan's campaign for the 1982 lieutenant gubernatorial election in Alabama, Democratic Party.

University of South Alabama Archives

Mobile, AL
Papers: 1985-2003, approximately 500 record storage boxes. The Congressional papers of Sonny Callahan contain: office (or constituent) files, legislative files, videocassettes, photographs, bound volumes of voting records and Congressional material, Callahan's legislative profile (collection of legislation sponsored and co-sponsored) for various years, and other miscellaneous files. Contact University Archives staff to make arrangments to access the collection.
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