TINKHAM, George Holden

TINKHAM, George Holden
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1870–1956

Biography

TINKHAM, George Holden, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 29, 1870; attended the public and private schools; was graduated from Harvard University in 1894; member of the Boston Common Council in 1897 and 1898; studied law at Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Boston; member of the board of aldermen 1900-1902; served in the State senate 1910-1912; served overseas during the First World War; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; continued the practice of law in Boston, Mass., until his retirement; died in Cramerton, N.C., August 28, 1956; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Mass.

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

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External Research Collections

Duke University Libraries
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

Durham, NC
Papers: 1909-1946, 631 items. Chiefly clippings and press releases from 1919 to 1942, relating to the life of George Holden Tinkham. The records document Tinkham's position on foreign and domestic affairs, and detail his opposition to the prohibitionists.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: In the Henry Lee Shattuck Papers, 1897-1971, 84 boxes and 18 volumes. Correspondents include George H. Tinkham.

Princeton University Library
Mudd Manuscript Library

Princeton, NJ
Papers: In the James V. Forrestal Papers, ca. 1907-1958, 85.1 linear feet. Persons represented include George Holden Tinkham.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Schlesinger Library

Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Papers, ca. 1887-1935, 15.5 linear feet. Subjects include George Holden Tinkham.

Stanford University
Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Lawrence Dennis Papers, 1921-1975, 24 boxes. Persons represented include George Holden Tinkham.
Papers: In the George Sokolsky Papers, 1916-1962, 390 boxes. Persons represented include George Holden Tinkham.

University of Michigan
Special Collections

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Anti-Imperialist League Papers,1903-1922, 597 items and 5 volumes. Other authors include George Holden Tinkham.

University of California, Los Angeles
Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library

Los Angeles, CA
Papers: In the John Jenkins Espey Papers, 1926-1979, 2 boxes. Persons represented include George Holden Tinkham.

Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Edwin Montefiore Borchard Papers, ca. 1910-1950, 61.75 linear feet. Subjects include George Holden Tinkham.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Burns, Philip J. "'Dear Uncle George': Ezra Pound's Letters to Congressman Tinkham of Massachusetts." Ph.D. diss., University of Rhode Island, 1988.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Elections No. 2. Contested-election case of Horgan v. Tinkham. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916.

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