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BALDWIN, Joseph Clark

BALDWIN, Joseph Clark
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1897–1957

Biography

BALDWIN, Joseph Clark, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, January 11, 1897; attended private schools; was graduated from St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H., in 1916 and from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., in 1920; enlisted in the Navy in 1917 and was transferred to the Army in 1918, serving overseas as a private in the Machine Gun Company of the Three Hundred and Fifth Infantry; received a commission and commanded the First Platoon, Machine Gun Company, Thirty-ninth Infantry; officer of the French Legion of Honor; political reporter for the New York Tribune and later associate editor for the North Westchester Times 1922-1930; established a public relations firm in 1930; served as a member of the board of aldermen of New York City 1929-1934; member of the State senate 1934-1936; delegate to the New York State constitutional convention in 1938; member of the New York City council 1937-1941; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Kenneth F. Simpson; reelected to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from March 11, 1941, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; became a representative for United Dye and Chemical Corp., and William Recht Co., Inc.; died in New York City, October 27, 1957; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Oral History Archives

New York, NY
Oral History: 1950, 73 pages. Reminiscences of Joseph Clark Baldwin: Oral History, 1950. The interview was conducted by Owen Bombard.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: In the House of Books, Ltd. Papers, 1875-1984, approximately 31,100 items. Correspondents include Joseph Clark Baldwin. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Baldwin, Joseph Clark. Flowers for the Judge. New York: Coward-McCann, 1950.

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