Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BOREN, Lyle H. (1909-1992)

BOREN, LYLE H., (father of David Lyle Boren and grandfather of Daniel Boren), a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex., May 11, 1909; moved to Lawton, Okla., in 1917; attended the public schools; was graduated from the East Central College at Ada, Okla., in 1930 and from Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College at Stillwater; teacher in the schools at Wolf, Okla., 1930-1935; served as a deputy procurement officer of the United States Treasury Department; engaged in agricultural pursuits and also was interested in the mercantile business; author; lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed former mercantile business and agricultural pursuits; president of a petroleum corporation; representative of the Association of Western Railroads, 1954-1970; assistant to the Insurance Commissioner, State of Oklahoma; was a resident of Oklahoma City, Okla., until his death there on July 2, 1992.

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: 1885-1949, 47.83 cubic feet.
This Lyle Boren collection contains the following series: Personal and Family, Subject, Campaign, Information, Office, Legislative, Alphabetical Correspondence, and Oversize Materials. A finding aid is available in the repository and online:

  • Boren, Lyle H. The Eloquent Congressman. [Compiled] by Bob Burke; foreword by David L. Boren. 1994. Reprint, Edmond, Okla.: UCO Press, 1995.
  • ------. Fables in Labels. Washington, D.C.: National Capitol Press, 1939.