BONIOR, David Edward

BONIOR, David Edward
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


BONIOR, David Edward, a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 6, 1945; graduated from Notre Dame High School, Pontiac, Mich., 1963; B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1967; M.A., Chapman College, Orange, Calif., 1972; United States Air Force, 1968-1972; member of the Michigan state house of representatives, 1973-1977; delegate to the Michigan state Democratic conventions, 1972-1977; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 2003); majority whip (One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses); minority whip (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Seventh Congresses); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor of Michigan.

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

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External Research Collections

Wayne State University
Walter P. Reuther Library

Detroit, MI
Papers: ca. 1976-2002, 44.5 linear feet (44 SB, 1 MB). The David Bonior Collection, Part I, contains documents relating to his activities in the 10th and 12th Congressional districts of Michigan during his years in Congress, as well as his run for Governor. The collection focuses mainly on Michigan issues, particularly social, labor, and environmental. Bonior’s biographical information, district schedules and participation in events are included in the administrative series. A large portion of the collection centers around his bi-yearly campaigns and includes campaign literature, mailings, events, research, and polling and surveys of his congressional district. Also included are newspaper clippings, newsletters and press releases.
Papers: In Focus: Hope Collection Records, ca. 1960-2000, 18 linear feet. Correspondents include David Bonior.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Sierra Club National Legislative Office Records, 1960-ongoing, approximately 200 linear feet. Persons represented include David Bonior.

University of California, Los Angeles
Special Collections, Young Research Library

Los Angeles, CA
Papers: In the Collection on Democracy and Unification in Korea, ca. 1975-1990, 95 boxes. Persons represented include David Bonior.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassette: 1990, 1 commercial on 1 videocassette. The commercial was used during David Bonior's campaign for the 1990 U.S. congressional election in District 12 of Michigan, Democratic Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bonior, David E. Walking to Mackinac. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2001.

Bonior, David, E., Steven M. Champlin, and Timothy S. Kolly. The Vietnam Veteran: A History of Neglect. Foreword by Robert O. Muller and Jan C. Scruggs. New York: Praeger, 1984.

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