WHITTEN, Jamie Lloyd

WHITTEN, Jamie Lloyd
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1910–1995

Biography

WHITTEN, Jamie Lloyd, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Cascilla, Tallahatchie County, Miss., April 18, 1910; attended the public schools and the literary and law departments of the University of Mississippi at Oxford; was admitted to the bar in 1932 and commenced the practice at Charleston, Miss.; principal of the Cowart School in Tallahatchie County, Miss., in 1930 and 1931; member of the State house of representatives in 1931 and 1932; elected district attorney of the seventeenth district of Mississippi, 1933-1941; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress by special election, November 4, 1941, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Wall Doxey; reelected to the twenty-six succeeding Congresses and served from November 4, 1941, to January 3, 1995; not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; cochairman, Joint Committee on Budget Control (Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congresses); chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Ninety-sixth through One Hundred Second Congresses); died in Oxford, Miss., on September 9, 1995; interment in Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, Miss.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Mississippi Libraries
The Department of Archives and Special Collections

University, MS
Papers: 1941-1995; 1,971 linear feet. At this time, only the Jamie Whitten collection’s recordings are processed and available to researchers. A finding aid is available online at the following website: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00732/.

Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library

Ithaca, NY
Papers: In the National Federation of Grain Cooperatives Records, 1946-1976, 53 cubic feet. Persons named in the records include Jamie Whitten.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Archives and Manuscripts

Boston, MA
Papers: In the Lawrence O'Brien White House Congressional Liaison Office Files, 1961-1963, 16.5 cubic feet. Correspondents include Jamie Whitten.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Clark M. Clifford Papers, ca. 1883-1999, 34.6 linear feet. Persons represented include Jamie Whitten.

Princeton University Library
Mudd Manuscript Library

Princeton, NJ
Papers: In the David Lawrence Papers, ca. 1901-1975, 163 cubic feet. Correspondents include Jamie Whitten.

Stanford University
Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Robert Charles Hill Papers, 1942-1978, 183 boxes. Persons represented include Jamie Whitten.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Hardin B. Jones Papers, 1937-1978, 15 boxes. Persons represented include Jamie Whitten.
Papers: In the Sierra Club National Legislative Office Records, 1960-[on-going], 200 linear feet. Persons represented include Jamie Whitten.

University of Michigan
Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Philip A. Hart Papers, 1949-1976, 281 linear feet. Correspondents include Jamie Whitten.

University Texas at Austin
Briscoe Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn Papers, ca. 1831-2007, approximately 119 feet. Persons represented include Jamie Whitten.

University of Virginia
Special Collections Department, Alderman Memorial Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Hugh Scott Papers, 1681-1987, approximately 17 linear feet. Persons represented include Jamie Whitten.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Jamie L. Whitten, Democratic Representative from Mississippi. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Whitten, Jamie L. That We May Live. Princeton, N.J.: D. Van Nostrand Company Inc., 1966.

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