CORMAN, James Charles

CORMAN, James Charles
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1920–2000

Biography

CORMAN, James Charles, a Representative from California; born in Galena, Cherokee County, Kans., October 20, 1920; moved with his family to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1933; attended the public schools of Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1942, and from the University of Southern California Law School in 1948; served as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps with the Third Marine Division, 1942-1946, and was in the Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima actions; also served in the United States Marine Corps, 1950-1952; was admitted to the bar in 1949 and engaged in the practice of law in Van Nuys, Calif.; member of Los Angeles city council, 1957-1960; member, President's National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1967-1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; died on December 30, 2000 in Arlington, Va.; interment at Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

California State University, Northridge
Urban Archives Center

Northridge, CA
Papers: 1920-1980, 500 linear feet. The papers of James Charles Corman include personal papers, political campaign files, publicity and speech files, district office files, constituent case files, congressional legislative files, voting records, awards, certificates, audiotapes, films, and photos, relating chiefly to James Corman's activities in Congress and especially to his activities on the Judiciary, Science and Astronautics, and Ways and Means committees, and to his service on the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kern Commission). Topics include aid to Israel, civil rights, environmental legislation, investigation of Adam Clayton Powell, impeachment proceedings against Richard M. Nixon, NASA, school prayer, small business legislation, tax reform, veterans' benefits, and Watergate.
Papers: In the Arleta Chamber of Commerce & Residents Association collection, 1963-2000, 10.93 linear feet. Persons represented include James Corman.
Papers: In the Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley collection, 1955-1978, 4.59 linear feet. Persons represented include James Corman.
Oral History: In the Urban Archives general oral histories collection, 1967-2004, 4.02 linear feet. Persons represented include James C. Corman.

Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles, CA
Photographs: ca. 1957-1965, amount unknown. There are various photographs in the repository.

Michigan State University Libraries
Special Collections

East Lansing, MI
Sound Tape Reel: ca. 1976, 1 sound tape reel. A recording of James Corman and Guy Vander Jagt, chairmen of the Democrat and Republican congressional committees meet the press. It was broadcast on NBC-TV on October 12, 1976.

Northwestern University Library
Special Libraries Division

Evanston, IL
Videocassette: 1993, 1 videocassette. Richard Baker delivers a lecture on the history of Congress and the Capitol Building with emphasis on events in 1793, 1843, 1893, 1943, and 1993. Sen. Simpson speaks about the Senate. Rep. Corman speaks about the House of Representatives. Includes questions from the audience.
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