DeCONCINI, Dennis Webster (1937-)
Senate Years of Service: 1977-1995

DECONCINI, DENNIS WEBSTER, a Senator from Arizona; born in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., May 8, 1937; attended the public schools of Tucson and Phoenix; graduated, University of Arizona 1959 and from that university's law school 1963; admitted to the Arizona bar in 1963 and commenced practice in Tucson; served in the United States Army 1959-1960; Army Reserve 1960-1967; member, Arizona Governor's staff 1965-1967; Pima County attorney 1973-1976; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1976; reelected in 1982 and again in 1988 and served from January 3, 1977, to January 3, 1995; not a candidate for reelection in 1994; chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Third Congress).

Arizona State University
Hayden Library
Tucson, AZ
Papers: In Frank S. Loulan correspondence, 1993; Herb and Dorothy McLaughlin photograph collection; Esther Don Tang collection, 1908-2004; Charles Orme collection, 1950-1998; Trinity Cathedral records, 1884-1993; and 12 recordings (June 11, 1986-February 23, 1989) on various topics in KAET-TV "Horizon'' videorecordings collection. Finding aids.

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Papers: 1944-2003 (Bulk 1977-1994). 764 linear feet. Correspondence, subject files, legislative committee files, voting records, photographs, audiovisual materials, and objects documenting his career in public service beginning with his election as Pima County Attorney through his tenure as a United States Senator. Congressional materials include campaign files, legislative committee files, bills, voting records, speeches, staff files, correspondence, subject files, issue files, press materials, photographs, audio visual materials, and memorabilia. Finding aid available on-line.

University of Oklahoma
Political Commercial Archive
Norman, OK
Papers: 1982-1988. 47 commercials used during DeConcini's campaigns for the 1982 and 1988 U.S. senatorial elections in Arizona. Finding aid available online.

  • DeConcini, Dennis. "Examining the Judicial Nomination Process: The Politics of Advice and Consent.'' Arizona Law Review 34 (1992): 1-24.
  • ___. Senator Dennis DeConcini: From the Center of the Aisle. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2006.