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WYATT, Wendell

WYATT, Wendell
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


WYATT, Wendell, a Representative from Oregon; born in Eugene, Lane County, Oreg., June 15, 1917; graduated from Jefferson High School, Portland, Oreg.,1935; LL.B., University of Oregon, Eugene, Oreg.,1941; United States Marine Corps, 1942-1946; lawyer, private practice; chairman, Oregon State Republican Central committee, 1955-1957; elected simultaneously as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the Eighty-ninth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Walter Norblad, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1964-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; died on January 28, 2009, in Portland, Oreg.

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

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External Research Collections

Oregon Historical Society
Research Library

Portland, OR
Papers: 1971-1973, 1 folder. The papers include typescript letters to William W. Washburn from Edith Green, 1 p, January 18, 1971, Wendell Wyatt, 1 p, February 19, 1971, and photocopy typescript letter from Wayne Morse, 1 p, September 30, 1973, concerning Democratic Party politics, the FDA and the drug dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO).
Papers: In the Collection on the Goose Hollow, Portland, highrise controversy papers, 1971-1976, 1 folder. Correspondents include Wendell Wyatt.
Papers: In the Wendell Wyatt letters to Barbara Vatter papers, 1969, 1 folder. The letters from Wendell Wyatt to Barbara Vatter, ca. 1969, acknowledge Vatter's letter regarding legislation to abolish the Committee on Un-American Activities and thank her for returning a questionnaire.
Oral History: 1992, 110 pages. An oral history interview with Wendell Wyatt conducted on January 28 and March 24, 1992 by Randall Weisberg. In the interview, Wendell Wyatt discusses his family background and personal history; his education and career in law and personnel and proceedings of the U. S. District Court of Oregon.
Photograph: N.d., 1 photograph. One (1) original black-and-white photograph of Wendell Wyatt on his election to Congress taken by Fabian Bachrach.
Photographs: In the Tom McCall Photographs Collection, ca. 1905-1984, 4.07 cubic feet. People depicted include Bill Wyatt. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Photographs: In the Steve Neal photographs collection, ca. 1965-1979, 0.16 cubic foot. Persons represented include Wendell Wyatt.
Photographs: In the Photographs: WRO-WZ [graphic], n.d., amount unknown. Persons represented include Wendell Wyatt.

University of Oregon Library

Eugene, OR
Papers: 1965-1968. 45 feet. Congressional papers. Inventory in library. Restricted.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Wendell Wyatt, Republican Representative from Oregon. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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