HYDE, Henry John

HYDE, Henry John
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1924– 2007


HYDE, Henry John, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 18, 1924; B.S., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1947; J.D., Loyola University Law School, Chicago, Ill., 1949; lawyer; private practice; United States Navy, 1944-1946; United States Naval Reserve, 1946-1968; member of the Illinois state house of representatives, 1967-1974, majority leader, 1971-1972; delegate, Illinois state Republican conventions, 1958-1974; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 2007); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1986 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harry E. Claiborne, judge of the United States District Court for Nevada; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1998 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against President William Clinton; chair, Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses); chair, Committee on International Relations (One Hundred Seventh through One Hundred Ninth Congresses); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006; died on November 29, 2007, in Chicago, Ill.

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

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External Research Collections

Loyola University of Chicago
Archives and Special Collections

Chicago, IL
Papers: 1961-2008, 375.25 linear feet. The Henry J. Hyde papers primarily document his service in the Illinois state and the United States House of Representatives. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, reference files, calendars, reports, news clippings, press releases, audio and video materials, and photographs. A finding aid is available online.

California State Library

Sacramento, CA
Papers: Paul Gann Archive, 1978-1986, amount unknown. Persons represented include Henry J. Hyde.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Sierra Club National Legislative Office Records, 1960-ongoing, 200 linear feet. Persons represented include Henry J. Hyde.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: In the Alex Molnar Papers, 1990-1997, 5.2 cubic feet. Persons represented include Henry J. Hyde.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bernstein, Dennis, and Leslie Kean. Henry Hyde's Moral Universe: Where More Than Time and Space are Warped. Monroe, ME: Common Courage, 1999.

Hyde, Henry J. For Every Idle Silence. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Servant Books, 1985.

___. Forfeiting Our Property Rights: Is Your Property Safe from Seizure? N.p., 1995.

___. "A Mom and Pop Manifesto: What the Pro-Family Wants from Congress." Policy Review 68 (Spring 1994): 29-33.

___. Catch The Burning Flag: Speeches and Random Observations. New York: National Review, 2008.

Hyde, Henry J., et al. ALEC Proceedings: The Remarks of the People Setting the Terms of Debate for the States and the Nation. Washington D.C.: American Legislative Exchange Council, 1994.

Moore, John W. "The Big Man." National Journal 27 (February 4, 1995): 288-93.

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