MCEWEN, Robert Cameron

McEWEN, Robert Cameron
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1920–1997

Biography

McEWEN, Robert Cameron, a Representative from New York; born in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., January 5, 1920; attended the public schools, the Mount Hermon (Mass.) School, the University of Vermont, the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania; was graduated from Albany Law School in 1947; admitted to the bar in 1947; commenced practice in Ogdensburg, N.Y.; United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1946, and was discharged as a sergeant; member of the New York state senate, 1954-1964; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; appointed by President Reagan to the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada, 1981-1989; died on June 15, 1997, in Ogdensburg, N.Y.; interment in Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, N.Y.

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

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External Research Collections

St. Lawrence University Library
Owen D. Young Library

Canton, NY
Papers: 1964-1980, 312 linear feet. The congressional office files of Robert McEwen and his staff contain correspondence, news clippings, notices, press releases, invitations and requests, speeches, photographs, memos, bills, minutes, and reports concerning his committee work, legislation, governmental departments, the Republican Party, his trips and tours, and local concerns and issues of his district. Subjects include public works projects, the dairy industry, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Vietnam, the armed services, St. Regis Indians, abortion, agriculture, environment, and the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. The collection is partially restricted. A finding aid is available online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Robert C. McEwen, Republican Representative from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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