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REID, Ogden Rogers

REID, Ogden Rogers
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


REID, Ogden Rogers, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, June 24, 1925; student, Deerfield Academy, 1940-1943; Yale University, A.B., 1949; fellow of Brandeis University and Bar-Ilan University, Israel; associated with the New York Herald-Tribune as president of Societe Anonyme and president, editor and director, 1953-1959; enlisted as a private in the United States Army in 1943 and discharged as a first lieutenant in 1946; captain, United States Army Reserve, inactive; United States Ambassador to Israel, 1959-1961; chairman, New York State Commission for Human Rights, 1961-1962; trustee, Hampton Institute; member of advisory council, School of International Affairs, Columbia University; vice president of National Institute of Social Sciences; director of Atlantic Council of the United States; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses; changed party affiliation to Democrat effective March 22, 1972; reelected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress, but was a candidate for nomination for Governor of New York until he withdrew from the race; commissioner of Environmental Conservation for the State of New York from January 1975 to May 1976; died on March 2, 2019, in Waccabuc, N.Y.

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

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External Research Collections

Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: 1925-1982, 315 linear feet. The papers consist of correspondence, student papers, writings, speeches, subject files, congressional papers, clippings, photographs and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of Ogden Rogers Reid. Among the subjects documented in the papers are Ogden Reid's student years at Yale University, his central role with the New York Herald Tribune, and his activities as ambassador to Israel and as a United States congressman. Files relating to his newspaper career include correspondence, writings, and speeches pertaining to many national and international individuals, topics, and events of interest. Selected papers are also available on microfilm.

Columbia University
Oral History Archives

New York, NY
Oral History: 1967, 22 pages. The interview of Ogden Rogers Reid in 1967 was conducted for the Eisenhower Administration Project.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

Abilene, KS
Oral History: 1967, 23 pages. The interview of Ogden Rogers Reid in 1967 was conducted for the Eisenhower Administration Project. The interview was furnished by an agreement with Columbia University.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Microfilm: 1962-1974, 7 microfilm reels. Originals at Yale University.
Papers: In the Theodore Stark Wilkinson Papers, 1942-1945, 200 items. Subjects include Ogden Reid.

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

Norman, OK
Videocassette: 1970, 1 commercial on 1 videocassette. The commercials were used during Ogden Reid's campaign for the 1970 congressional election in District 24 of New York, Democratic Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Ogden R. Reid, Democratic Representative from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Reid, Ogden R. "Congress and Foreign Policy." In We Propose: A Modern Congress, edited by Mary McInnis, pp. 85-101. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Nomination of Ogden R. Reid: Hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Eighty-sixth Congress, first session, on nomination of Ogden R. Reid to be Ambassador to Isreal. May 12 and 19, 1959. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1959.

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