Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
HALPERN, Seymour (1913-1997)

HALPERN, SEYMOUR, a Representative from New York; born in New York City November 19, 1913; graduate of Richmond Hill High School; attended Seth Low College of Columbia University, 1932-1934; newspaper reporter in New York and Chicago, 1931-1933; engaged in the insurance business; staff assistant to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, 1937; assistant to president of New York City Council, 1938-1940; member, State senate, 1941-1954; member, Temporary State Commission to Revise the Civil Service Laws, 1952-1954; member, Mayor's Committee on Courts, 1956-1958; vice president and later chairman of the board, The Insurist Corporation of America, 1948-1959; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the Eighty-fourth Congress in 1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; died on January 10, 1997, in Southampton, N.Y.; interment in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, N.Y.

University at Albany Libraries, SUNY
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
Albany, NY
Papers: ca. 1959-1972, 210 cubic feet.
Papers of Congressman Seymour Halpern.


Copley Press, Inc.
J. S. Copley Library
La Jolla, CA
Papers: In the Hyman George Rickover papers, 1966, 3 pages.
A letter from Rickover to Halpern written on May 8, 1966. The letter consists of an eloquent tribute to George Washington Carver, on letterhead of the USS George Washington Carver nuclear submarine, which was named for the botanist.


The Morgan Library and Museum
New York, NY
Papers: 1930, 1 item.
A letter from Sax Rohmer to Halpern.


Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Swarthmore, PA
Papers: In the Another Mother for Peace Association records, 1964-1985, 5.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Halpern.


Texas Tech University
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Lubbock, TX
Papers: In the George H. Wilkins papers, 1929, 1 page.
A letter from Wilkins to Halpern written on March 16, 1929. In the letter, Wilkins states his philosophy of success.


University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: 1946-1998, 992 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Halpern.


University of Virginia
The Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1929, 1 item.
A letter from S.S. Dine to Halpern.