WICKERSHAM, Victor Eugene

WICKERSHAM, Victor Eugene
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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WICKERSHAM, Victor Eugene, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Lone Rock, Baxter County, Ark., February 9, 1906; moved to Mangum, Greer County, Okla., with his parents in 1915; educated in the public schools of Oklahoma; employed in the office of the county clerk of Greer County, Okla., 1924-1926; court clerk of Greer County 1926-1935; served as chief clerk of the board of affairs of the State of Oklahoma in 1935 and 1936; engaged as a building contractor in Oklahoma City in 1937 and 1938 and in the life insurance business 1938-1941; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sam C. Massingale; reelected to the Seventy-eight and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from April 1, 1941, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; elected to the Eighty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1957); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1956 and for the Democratic nomination in 1958; elected to the Eighty-seventh and to the Eighty-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; real estate, insurance, and investment broker; member, Oklahoma State legislature, January 3, 1971-January 3, 1979, and again from February 9, 1988, until his death in Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 15, 1988; was a resident of Mangum, Okla; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Okla.

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External Research Collections

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives

Norman, OK
Papers: ca. 1938-1956, 16.3 cubic feet. The papers of Victor Eugene Wickersham contain congressional papers, legislative materials, correspondence, speeches, printed material, clippings, newsletters, press releases, campaign materials, and other documents and memorabilia. Topics of interest for research include water conservation, federal aid to Oklahoma education, and Indian affairs. There is also material on the growth of Clinton-Sherman and Altus Air Force Bases, as well as work performed at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.

Wichita State University Library

Wichita, KS
Papers: 1941-1965, approximately 142.75 linear feet. The papers of Victor Eugene Wickersham include correspondence, speeches, committee hearings and reports, bills, election material, news releases, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and photographs. Topics covered in the papers include agriculture, the military, the Social Security Administration, the Veterans Administration, and Welfare. The collection also contains files on Oklahoma area redevelopment, and Indian Affairs. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.
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