CAMP, John Newbold Happy

CAMP, John Newbold Happy
Campaign postcard, 1968-1974, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1908–1987

Biography

CAMP, John Newbold Happy, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Enid, Garfield County, Okla., May 11, 1908; attended elementary and high schools in Blackwell, Douglas, and Waukomis, Okla.; attended Phillips University, Enid, Okla.; engaged in the business of banking; president, Waukomis State Bank; member, State of Oklahoma Legislature, 1942-1962; chairman, Oklahoma State Board of Public Affairs, 1967-1968; served as Republican Party precinct chairman, Garfield County Young Republican chairman, and Oklahoma committee member; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of Waukomis, Okla., until his death in Enid, Okla., on September 27, 1987; interment in Waukomis Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives

Norman, OK
Papers: 1967-1974, 102 cubic feet. The John Newbold Happy Camp Collection contains the following series: General Correspondence, Legislative, Personal, Happy Camp Bills, Personal Trip, Campaign, Schedules, Voting Records, Committee Information, Republican Research Committee Digest of Legislation, Log, Floor Information and Administration Statements, Questionnaires and Miscellaneous, Oversize, and Maps. A complete descriptive folder-level inventory is available in the repository and online: http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/archives/camp.htm.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: John N. Happy Camp, Republican Representative from Oklahoma. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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