CURTIS, Carl Thomas

1905–2000

Biography

CURTIS, Carl Thomas, a Representative and a Senator from Nebraska; born near Minden, Kearney County, Nebr., March 15, 1905; attended the public schools, and Nebraska Wesleyan University at Lincoln; teacher in the Minden, Nebr., schools in 1927; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced practice in Minden; county attorney of Kearney County, Nebr. 1931-1934; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation December 31,1954; was not a candidate for reelection; elected as a Republican in 1954 to the United States Senate for the six-year term commencing January 3, 1955; subsequently appointed by the Governor, January 1, 1955, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hazel H. Abel for the term ending January 3, 1955; reelected in 1960, 1966, and again in 1972 and served from January 1, 1955, to January 3, 1979; was not a candidate for reelection in 1978; chairman, Republican Conference (1975-1979); practiced law in Lincoln, Nebr. where he was a resident until his death on January 24, 2000; interment in Minden Cemetery in Minden, Nebr.

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

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External Research Collections

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library

College Park, MD
Papers: 5 audiotapes (1973-1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Dakota State University
Karl E. Mundt Library

Madison, SD
Papers: Correspondence in Karl E. Mundt papers, 1927-1972. Finding aid.
Oral History: August 1, 1972. 6 pages.

Gerald R. Ford Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

Austin, TX
Oral History: March 10, 1978. 29 pages.

Nebraska State Historical Society

Lincoln, NE
Papers: 1939-1979. Ca. 150 cubic feet. Correspondence and papers, photographs, film, video tape, sound recordings, and memorabilia covering his career in the House and the Senate. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Helen Marie Anderson papers, 1871-1966; and Ernest Bert Perry papers, 1899-1958.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Athens, GA
Oral History: 1971. 6 pages. Limited to reminiscences of Russell.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Ferdinand Northrup Menefee papers, 1928-1968. Finding aid.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Hugh Scott papers, 1925-1983. Finding aid.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Curtis, Carl T. "Some Problems in Social Security." American Economic Security 10 (May-July 1953): 28-36.

___. To Remind. Henderson, NE: Service Press, 1982.

Curtis, Carl T., and Regis Courtemanche. Forty Years Against the Tide: Congress and Welfare State. Chicago: Regnery Gateway, 1986.

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