Library of Congress
GUFFEY, Joseph F. (1870-1959)

GUFFEY, JOSEPH F., a Senator from Pennsylvania; born at Guffey's Station, Westmoreland County, Pa., December 29, 1870; attended the public schools in Greensburg, Pa., Princeton Preparatory School in Princeton, N.J., and Princeton University; employed in the United States Postal Service at Pittsburgh, Pa., 1894-1899; secretary of a public utilities company 1899-1901 and general manager 1901-1918; also financially interested in the production of coal and oil; during the First World War served as a member of the War Industries Board, Petroleum Service Division, and as a director in the Bureau of Sales in the Alien Property Custodian's Office; member of the Democratic National Committee 1920-1932; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1934; reelected in 1940 and served from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946; chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); retired and resided in Washington, D.C., until his death there on March 6, 1959; interment in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pa.

Columbia University
Oral History Project
New York, NY
Oral History: Discussed in the Michael Benedum interview.

Hagley Museum and Library
Greenville, DE
Papers: In John J. Raskob Democratic National Committee papers, 1928-1938.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: Correspondence in Riggs family papers, 1763-1945; Joseph Wright Alsop and Stewart Johonnot Oliver Alsop papers, 1762-1970; and Cordell Hull papers, 1908-1956, available on 118 microfilm reels. Finding aid.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: In Solon J. Buck papers, 1902-1935, 1960.

New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: In William Henry Matthews papers, 1907-1944.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Harrisburg, PA
Papers: 40 items (1934-1936, 1943-1946) of political correspondence, telegrams, biographical data, and two copies of speeches (1946) contained in various collections. Finding aid.

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Emma Guffey Miller papers, 1833-1972 (bulk 1884-1972).

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Hyde Park, NY
Papers: In James Roosevelt papers, 1935-1967; and President's alphabetical file, 1933-1945, in part on microfilm.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Prentiss Marsh Brown papers, 1902-1973. Finding aid.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Homer Stille1 Cummings papers, 1886-1956. Finding aid.

Washington and Jefferson College
Washington, PA
Papers: 4 feet. Correspondence and daybooks.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1942.

  • Guffey, Joseph F. Roosevelt Again! Philadelphia: Franklin, 1940.
  • ___. Seventy Years on the Red-Fire Wagon: From Tilden to Truman, through New Freedom and New Deal. n.p., 1952.
  • Halt, Charles Eugene. "Joseph F. Guffey, New Deal Politician from Pennsylvania.'' D.S.S. dissertation, Syracuse University, 1965.