SEIBERLING, John Frederick

SEIBERLING, John Frederick
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


SEIBERLING, John Frederick, (cousin of Francis Seiberling), a Representative from Ohio; born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, September 8, 1918; attended the public schools of Akron, and Staunton Military Academy, Virginia; A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1941; LL.B., Columbia Law School, New York, N.Y., 1949; United States Army, 1942-1946; admitted to the New York bar in 1950; lawyer, private practice; associate with New York firm, 1949-1954; volunteer service with New York Legal Aid Society, 1950; corporate attorney, private industry, 1954-1970; member, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, Akron, Ohio, 1964-1970; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1987); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986; faculty, University of Akron Law School, 1992-1996; died on August 2, 2008, in Akron, Ohio.

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

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External Research Collections

Akron-Summit County Public Library
Special Collections

Akron, OH
Papers: 1970-2008, 20 linear feet. This collection consists of numerous slides taken by John F. Seiberling of personal and professional trips, photograph albums, awards received, articles about John F. Seiberling, speeches and articles by John F. Seiberling, lists of achievements, miscellaneous correspondence, and miscellaneous items including cameras, lenses, tripods, and a t-shirt and a hat. In addition there are 3 DVDs: one with photographs of John F. Seiberling, one that contains video footage of the hearings on the Alaska Lands, and one DVD created by David Seiberling (son of John F. Seiberling) that contains scanned copies of photographs by John F. Seiberling. There are also photographs, albums, and other materials that were donated by Loretta Neumann, a long time Congressional staff member to Mr. Seiberling who photographed many of the events that are documented in the collection. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Denver Public Library
Western History/Genealogy Department

Denver, CO
Papers: ca. 1932-1984, 29 linear feet. The papers of John F. Seiberling contain materials generated while John Seiberling served on the Committee of Interior and Insular Affairs, United States House of Representatives. The files concern the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and the resulting designation, use, and protection of d-2 lands by the Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act. Some of the areas under consideration were the Tongass National Forest, the Chugach National Forest, and Admiralty Island. Materials also document public land issues of the lower states, such as RARE II studies, grazing rights, timber harvests and oil, gas, and mineral development. There is also material concerning disputes with James Watt, Secretary of the Interior. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Nelson, Daniel. A Passion for the Land: John F. Seiberling and the Environmental Movement. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2009.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: John F. Seiberling, Democratic Representative from Ohio. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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