JUDD, Walter Henry

JUDD, Walter Henry
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


JUDD, Walter Henry, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Rising City, Butler County, Nebr., on September 25, 1898; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1920 and from the medical department of the same university in 1923; enlisted in the United States Army in 1918 as a private and was discharged as a second lieutenant, Field Artillery, in 1919; second lieutenant, Field Artillery, Officers Reserve Corps, 1919-1924; instructor of zoology, University of Omaha, 1920-1924; traveling secretary, Student Volunteer Movement in Colleges and Universities in 1924 and 1925; fellowship in surgery, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn., 1932-1934; medical missionary and hospital superintendent in China, under auspices of American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1925-1931 and 1934-1938; engaged in private medical practice in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1941 and 1942; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate in 1962 for election to the Eighty-eighth Congress; contributing editor, Reader's Digest, 1963-1976; daily radio commentator and lecturer on international relations and government, 1964-1969; was a resident of Mitchellville, Md., until his death there on February 13, 1994; interment in Blue Valley Cemetery, Surprise, Nebr.

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

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External Research Collections

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1921-1993 (bulk 1940-1980), 91 cubic feet. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, speeches, articles, campaign literature, legislative bills and resolutions, printed materials, photographs, oral history transcripts, and memorabilia, chiefly relating to his congressional career, political campaigns, and foreign policy. A finding aid is available online.

Columbia University
Oral History Archives

New York, NY
Oral History: 1970, 149 pages. Restricted.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

Abilene, KS
Oral History: 149 pages. Furnished by agreement with Columbia University.

Hagley Museum and Library
Manuscript and Archives Department

Wilmington, DE
Papers: In the files on the Pew Memorial Foundation, 1948-1957, 3.5 linear feet. Persons represented include Walter H. Judd.

Harry S. Truman Library

Independence, MO
Oral History: 1976, 123 pages.
Oral History: 49 pages. Former Members of Congress Oral History Project.

Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Papers: 1926-1984, ca. 105 feet. Collection contains correspondence, speeches and writings, printed matter, and audio-visual material relating to U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy, the Chinese civil war, U.S. and United Nations recognition of China, and aid to Chinese refugees.
Papers: In the records of Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, 1952-1970, 44 boxes, 6 envelopes. Correspondents include Walter Henry Judd.
Papers: In the papers of Loyd Wright, 1924-1971, 45 boxes, 1 envelope. Correspondents include Walter Henry Judd.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress. Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
Oral History: In the United States Capitol Historical Society oral history collection, 1976-1991, 13 items. Collection contains typewritten transcript of oral history interview with Walter H. Judd.
Papers: In the Henry Robinson Luce papers, 1917-1967, 45 linear feet. Correspondents include Walter Henry Judd.

Nebraska State Historical Society

Lincoln, NE
Papers: 1926-1965, 1 folder. The collection contains copies of transcription letters written by Judd while he was a medical missionary in China.

Princeton University
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Princeton, NJ
Oral History: In the John Foster Dulles oral history collection, 1965, 131 pages. Oral history discusses China in the 1920s and 1930s and during World War II; Alger Hiss; Communist subversion and McCarthyism; JFD's relations with the House; his appointment as Secretary of State; his views of the British; his travels; Far Eastern policy; the Japanese Peace Treaty; the Philippines; JFD's relations with the President; his relations with State Department personnel; Viet Nam and Laos; SEATO; JFD's illness; the Aswan Dam and Suez; relations with the British and French; "brinkmanship;" Quemoy-Matsu; Korea.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Sound recording: In the Arthur W. Kramer sound recording collection, 1958-1965, 2 linear feet. Collection includes recording of speech entitled "Effective Foreign Policy" given by Walter H. Judd.
Papers: In the papers of Blair Moody, 1934-1952, 31 linear feet. Collection includes sound recordings and visual materials of Walter H. Judd.

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Robert S. Pace Collection, 1669-1993, 200 items. Persons represented include Walter H. Judd.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Edwards, Lee. Missionary for Freedom: The Life and Times of Walter Judd. New York: Paragon House, 1990.

Goodno, Floyd Russell. "Walter H. Judd: Spokesman for China in the United States House of Representatives." Ed.D. dissertation, Oklahoma State University, 1970.

Judd, Walter H. Walter H. Judd: Chronicles of a Statesman. Edited and with a Preface by Edward J. Rozek. Denver: Grier and Company, 1980.

Stuhler, Barbara. Ten Men of Minnesota and American Foreign Policy, 1898-1968, pp. 169-93. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1973.

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