BOGGS, James Caleb (1909-1993)

BOGGS, JAMES CALEB, a Representative and a Senator from Delaware; born in Cheswold, Kent County, Del., May 15, 1909; attended the rural schools; graduated from the University of Delaware at Newark in 1931 and from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1937; admitted to the bar in 1938 and commenced practice in Dover, Del; served during the Second World War in the United States Army 1941-1946; deputy judge of the family court of New Castle County, Del., 1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; Governor of Delaware from January 1953, until his resignation December 30, 1960; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1960; reelected in 1966 and served from January 3, 1961, to January 3, 1973; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1972; practiced law in Wilmington, Del.; was a resident of Wilmington, Del., until his death on March 26, 1993; interment in Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dover.

Hagley Museum and Library
Greenville, DE
Papers: Correspondence in the Maurice du Pont papers, 1900-1973 (bulk 1952-1972).

Hall of Records
Dover, DE
Papers: 1953-1960. 121 cubic feet. Gubernatorial papers, photographs, portraits, and sound recordings.

Historical Society of Delaware
Wilmington, DE
Papers: 1946-1972. 135 feet. Chiefly correspondence and papers from his Senate years; a small amount from terms in the House of Representatives. Includes 57 scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia.

U.S. Senate
Historical Office
Washington, DC
Oral History: Discussed in interview (March 20-May 6, 1985) with William F. Hildenbrand, secretary of the Senate, 347 pages.

University of Delaware Library
Newark, DE
Oral History: May 11, 1976. 23 pages. Part of Delaware Oral History Project.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Oral History: 1971. 5 pages. Limited to reminiscences of Russell.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in the Hugh Scott papers, 1925-1983.

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