VORYS, John Martin

VORYS, John Martin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1896–1968

Biography

VORYS, John Martin, A Representative from Ohio; born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, June 16, 1896; attended the public schools in Lancaster and Columbus, Ohio; during the First World War served overseas as a pilot in the United States Naval Air Service, retiring to inactive service in 1919 with rank of lieutenant; was graduated from Yale University in 1919 and from Ohio State University Law School at Columbus in 1923; teacher in the College of Yale, Changsha, China, in 1919 and 1920; assistant secretary, American delegation, Conference on Limitation of Armament, Washington, D.C., in 1921 and 1922; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives in 1923 and 1924; served in the State senate in 1925 and 1926; director of aeronautics of Ohio in 1929 and 1930; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1959); did not seek renomination in 1958; delegate to the United Nations Assembly in 1951; regent of Smithsonian Institution 1949-1959; resumed the practice of law; died in Columbus, Ohio, August 25, 1968; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH
Papers: 1921-1968, 91 cubic feet. The papers of John M. Vorys contain constituent and legislative correspondence, and invitations. Includes material relating to the Foreign Affairs Committee, neutrality legislation, World War II, NATO, United Nations, relations with U.S.S.R., and domestic affairs, including agriculture, budget, immigration, labor, tariff legislation, and veterans' affairs.
Papers: In the Allen, Nimrod Booker Papers, 1876-1977, 4.75 cubic feet. Other authors include John M. Vorys.
Papers: In the Hosack Street Baptist Church (Columbus, Ohio) Records, 1944-1978. 0.25 cubic foot. Of note are several letters from Congressman John M. Vorys concerning his efforts to obtain U.S. War Production Board assistance for church renovations.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Clare Boothe Luce Papers, 1862-1988, 319 linear feet. Persons represented include John M. Vorys.

American Philosophical Society Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Eugene Van Cleef Papers, 1906-1973, 5 linear feet. Correspondents include John M. Vorys.

Princeton University Library
Mudd Manuscript Library

Princeton, NJ
Papers: In the Allen W. Dulles Papers, ca. 1845-1971, 60.4 linear feet. Persons represented include John M. Vorys.
Papers: In the James V. Forrestal Papers, 1907-1958, 85.1 linear feet. Persons represented include John M. Vorys.
Papers: In the Karl L. Rankin Papers, 1916-1973, 12.5 linear feet. Persons represented include John M. Vorys.

Stanford University
Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Robert Charles Hill Papers, 1942-1978, 183 boxes. Persons represented include John M. Vorys.
Papers: In the Alfred Kohlberg Papers, 1944-1960, 223 boxes. Persons represented include John M. Vorys.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954, 31 linear feet. Correspondents include John M. Vorys.

University of Texas, Austin
Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn Papers, ca. 1831-2007, approximately 119 feet. Persons represented include John M. Vorys.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Livingston, Jeffery C. "Between 'America First' and 'All-Out' Internationalism: The Fulbright Resolution and Ohio Republican John M. Vorys." Ohio History 102 (Summer- Autumn 1993): 118-34.

___. "Ohio Congressman John M. Vorys: A Republican Conservative Nationalist and Twentieth Century American Foreign Policy." Ph.D. diss., University of Toledo, 1989.

___. Swallowed By Globalism: John M. Vorys And American Foreign Policy. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2001.

Porter, David L. "Ohio Representative John M. Vorys and the Arms Embargo in 1939." Ohio History 83 (Spring 1974): 103-13.

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