Charles W. Tobey papers, 1917-1953 Rauner Manuscript ML-3

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Charles W. Tobey contain correspondence, speeches, press releases, printed material, some photographs, family correspondence, a typescript of his autobiography, scrapbooks and audio recordings. The bulk of the correspondence is with his constituents and on behalf of his constituents while he was a member of the House of Representatives from 1933 to 1939 and the US Senate from 1939 to 1953. During his time in Congress Tobey was a member of several important committees and commissions, including the Banking and Currency Committee, the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Senate Crime Investigating Committee, which are well represented in this collection. Of note is his role on the nationally-televised hearings on organized crime and the response it elicited from his constituents.

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