Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
HANLEY, James Michael (1920-2003)

HANLEY, JAMES MICHAEL, a Representative from New York; born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., July 19, 1920; attended the Syracuse, N.Y., schools; graduated from St. Lucy's Academy in 1938; United States Army, 1942-1946; business owner; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1981); chair, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service (Ninety-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; died on October 16, 2003, in Geddes, N.Y.

Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY
Papers: In the Papers on Indian Affairs collection, 1970-1980, 2 cubic feet.
Contains correspondence, clippings, meeting notes and reports created and collected by Hanley.


Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Rodney Kennedy-Minott papers, 1967-1990, 25 boxes.
Hanley included among correspondents.

Papers: In the J. Arthur Younger papers, 1951-1968, 12.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Hanley.


Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Papers: In the Alan K. Campbell papers, 1967-1998, 21.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Hanley.

Papers: In the Lillian Reiner collection, 1890-1991, 12 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Hanley.


The University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center
Norman, OK
Papers: In the Carl Albert papers, 1910-1998, 697 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Hanley.

  • Hanley, James M. A Matter of Honor: A Memoire. New York: Vantage Press, 1995.
  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: James M. Hanley, Democratic Representative from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.