KAUFMAN, Edward E. (Ted) (1939-)

KAUFMAN, EDWARD E. (TED), a Senator from Delaware; born in Philadelphia, Penn., March 15, 1939; B.S.E., Duke University, 1960; M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1966; staff assistant and chief of staff to United States Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 1973-1994; college professor; president of Public Strategies, a political and management consulting firm; appointed by President William Clinton to the Broadcasting Board of Governors and served from 1995-2008; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate on January 15, 2009, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph R. Biden, Jr.; took the oath of office on January 16, 2009; and served from January 15, 2009, to November 15, 2010, a successor having been chosen in a special election; not a candidate for election to the unexpired portion of the term.

University of Delaware Library
Newark, DE
Papers: 1994-2013 (bulk 2009-2010). 29 linear feet of textual records and 68 gigabytes of electronic records. Records include correspondence, legislative bills, photographs, press clippings, schedules, speeches, and other material related to Kaufman's service as a U.S. Senator from Delaware. Additional materials relate to his earlier political career and post-Senate activities. The paper and electronic records mirror each other in scope and organization, but the electronic records include significantly more photographs of press events; Kaufman at work in the Senate; and congressional delegation (CODEL) trips to the Middle East. The electronic records also include C-SPAN videos of hearings and floor speeches, and clips from news reports; audio recordings, mostly of interviews; and materials related to Kaufman's activities after his time in the Senate. The first series comprises personal and political records. The second series, Legislative files, includes staff files and Kaufman's legislative working files of background research, memoranda, correspondence, reports, and briefing books on various topics, such as Wall Street reform, financial fraud, naked short selling, and market restructuring; health care reform; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Education; and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Senate Panel and Committee Work consist mainly of Kaufman's work on the Senate Impeachment Trial Committee and the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). It also includes some Judiciary Committee materials. The third series, Constituent Services, reflects work performed for Delaware and Delawareans, such as obtaining federal funds for grants and projects throughout the state and responding to letters from constituents. The fourth series, Press, includes both paper and electronic files and consists of news clippings, speeches, and photographs of Kaufman with politicians, diplomats, and at events. It also includes op-eds written by Kaufman during his tenure as Senator. The fifth series, Office administration, is comprised of staff lists, schedules, and related correspondence maintained by Norma Long. The sixth series, Memorabilia and realia, is comprised of oversized charts, awards and plaques, and commemorative pens. Finding aid on-line at http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/html/mss0660.html.

  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Edward E. Kaufman, United States Senator, 2009-2010. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012.