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ANDERSON, John Zuinglius

ANDERSON, John Zuinglius
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


ANDERSON, John Zuinglius, a Representative from California; born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 22, 1904; moved with his parents to Santa Cruz, Calif., the same year, and to San Jose, Calif., in 1913, attended the public schools; was graduated from San Jose High School in 1923; moved to San Juan Bautista, San Benito County, Calif., in 1925 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and fruit growing; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; member of board of directors of Bank of America; president of California Canning Pear Association and Pacific States Canning Pear Association; with Department of Agriculture in 1954 and 1955; administrative assistant to President Eisenhower from December 15, 1956, to January 20, 1961; member of staff of Veterans' Affairs Committee, House of Representatives until June 30, 1962; retired; resided in Hollister, Calif., where he died February 9, 1981; cremated; ashes scattered at the top of Sonora Pass, Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: In the Frances Perkins papers, ca. 1895-1965, 71 linear feet. Persons represented include John Zuinglius Anderson. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Oral History: 1971, 64 pages. A copy of an oral history interview originally conducted by the Eisenhower Library.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

Abilene, KS
Papers: 1952-1968, less than 1 linear foot. The papers of Jack Z. Anderson span the years 1952 to 1968, but the bulk of the material covers the years 1955-1960 when Mr. Anderson served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture and as Administrative Assistant to the President. It consists of copies of his diary and official memoranda addressed to Mrs. Whitman and the Secretary of Agriculture. The topics discussed in this material include: Meetings at the White House, congressional liaison, agriculture, price supports, 1956 Farm Bill, 1956 and 1958 elections drought, postal rate increases, housing, Natural Gas Bill, corn sales policy, the budget, Hawaiian and Alaskan statehood, air modernization, veteran's pensions, water rights, reclamation, Hells Canyon, civil rights, mineral programs, national health, school construction, Small Projects Act, tariff, reciprocal trade, and defense production. The rest of the collection is composed of a collection of 63 photocopies of doodles drawn by President Eisenhower and some letters written by Mr. Eisenhower to Mr. Anderson during the period, 1952-1968. These are mainly of a routine nature--congratulatory messages and thank you notes. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: 1956-1961, approximately 1 linear foot. The records document Jack Z. Anderson's role as an Administrative Assistant to President Eisenhower. The file consists of correspondence, memoranda, speech drafts (some annotated), reports, tables, press releases and printed materials. No original over-all arrangement was apparent and the folders have been arranged in alphabetical order by folder title. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Oral History: 1970-1971, 64 pages. An oral history interview with Jack Z. Anderson.

Herbert Hoover Library

West Branch, IA
Oral History: 1931-1952, 21 pages. An oral history interview with John Z. Anderson.
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