WHALEN, Charles William, Jr.

WHALEN, Charles William, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


WHALEN, Charles William, Jr., a Representative from Ohio; born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, July 31, 1920; graduate of Oakwood High School; graduated from University of Dayton with a degree in business administration in 1942, and Harvard University Graduate School of Business in 1946; United States Army, during the Second World War, discharged as first lieutenant in 1946; vice president of the Dayton Dress Co., 1946-1952; professor of economics and chairman of the department, University of Dayton, 1962-1966; Ohio state representative, three terms, 1955-1960; Ohio state senator, two terms, 1961-1966; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; died on June 27, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

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

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External Research Collections

U.S. Army Military History Institute

Carlisle, PA
Papers: 1943-1946, 1 box. The Charles W. Whalen, Jr. papers include WWII enlisted man; later, officer's personal correspondence and papers primarily as quartermaster platoon and company commander in India in 1945 and as Special Service officer, India-Burma theater in 1946. Includes letters, papers on collegiate and theatrical experiences, clippings about Indian civil disturbances, and Army China-Burma-India guidebooks. The collection also includes 291 photographs.

University of Dayton
Archives and Special Collections Roesch Library

Dayton, OH
Papers: ca. 1945-2003, 237.5 linear feet. This collection provides a window into local and national history in the 1960s and 1970s through the files of Ohio's 3rd District representative to Congress, Charles W. Whalen, Jr. Although these papers span 1945-2003, the majority are from Whalen's years in the U.S. House of Representatives (1966-1979). The papers include correspondence, news clippings, financial reports, speeches, bills, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other materials pertaining to Whalen's campaigns, legislative career, and personal life. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Lynch, Patricia Louise. "An Analysis of the Rhetorical Dialogue of Charles W. Whalen, Jr., in Ohio's Third Congressional District." Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University, 1976.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Charles W. Whalen, Jr., Republican Representative from Ohio. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Whalen, Charles W., Jr. The House and Foreign Policy: The Irony of Congressional Reform. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1982.

___. Your Right To Know. New York: Random House, 1973.

Whalen, Charles W., Jr., Frank J. Horton, Richard S. Schweiker, Garner E. Shriver, and Robert T. Stafford. How to End the Draft. Editorial and research assistance by Douglas L. Bailey and Stephen E. Herbits. Washington: National Press, 1967.

Whalen, Charles W., Jr., and Barbara Whalen. The Longest Debate: A Legislative History of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Cabin John, Md.: Seven Locks Press, 1985.

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