Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
ICHORD, Richard Howard, II (1926-1992)

ICHORD, RICHARD HOWARD, II, a Representative from Missouri; born in Licking, Texas County, Mo., June 27, 1926; B.S., University of Missouri, 1949; J.D., University of Missouri, 1952; United States Navy, 1944-1946; lawyer, private practice; member of the Missouri state house of representatives, 1952-1960, speaker pro tempore, 1957, speaker, 1959; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1981); chair, Committee on Un-American Activities (Ninety-first Congress); chair, Committee on Internal Security, formerly Committee on Un-American Activities (Ninety-first through Ninety-third Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; professional advocate; died on December 25, 1992, in Nevada, Mo.; interment in Pinelawn Cemetery, Houston, Mo.

Joint Collection University of Missouri Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia and State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscripts
Columbia, MO
Microfilm: 1960-1980, 349.5 linear feet and 113 rolls of microfilm.
The papers of Richard Ichord consist of correspondence, committee files, legislative files, campaign files, and related material. The microfilm includes carbon copies of letters mailed from Richard Ichord's office, arranged chronologically by congressional session, then alphabetically by name of addressee, except on subject folders where arrangement is chronological. An inventory is available in the repository and online.


University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: In the Carl Bert Albert Congressional Papers, ca. 1910-1976, 1000 cubic feet.
Other authors include Richard Ichord.

  • Ichord, Richard H. A Response by Congressman Ichord to the Dissenting View of Congressman Stokes (see House Report No. 91-757, 91st Congress, 1st session, to accompany H.R. 14864, the Defense Facilities and Industrial Security Act of 1970.) Washington: Government Printing Office, 1970.
  • Ichord, Richard H. and Boyd Upchurch. Behind Every Bush. Los Angeles: Seville Pub. Co., 1979.
  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Richard H. Ichord, Democratic Representative from Missouri. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.