Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
McCLOSKEY, Paul Norton , Jr. (Pete) (1927-)

MCCLOSKEY, PAUL NORTON , JR. (PETE), a Representative from California; born in Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, Calif., September 29, 1927; graduated from South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, Calif., 1945; attended Occidental College and California Institute of Technology under Navy V-5 Pilot Program; B.A., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 1950; Stanford University Law School, Stanford, Calif., 1953; United States Navy, 1945-1947; United States Marine Corps, 1950-1952; United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1952-1960; Ready Reserve, 1960-1967; deputy district attorney, Alameda County, Calif., 1953-1954; lawyer, private practice; lecturer on legal ethics, Santa Clara and Stanford Law Schools, 1964-1967 and 1988-1994; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative J. Arthur Younger; reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (December 12, 1967-January 3, 1983); not a candidate for reelection in 1982, but was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1972; is a resident of Woodside, Calif.

Stanford University
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, CA
Papers: 1967-1983, 631 cubic feet.
The collection of Paul McCloskey consist of the congressional papers maintained by Paul (Pete) McCloskey's staff at his Washington, D.C., office and California district office while McCloskey was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1967 to 1983. The papers relate to many aspects of American foreign relations and domestic politics, the 1972 Presidential election, and the Vietnam War, and consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and printed matter. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Videotape and Sound Recordings: In the Hoover-Rochester Conference on the All-Volunteer Force proceedings, 1979, 8 boxes.
The collection includes a debate between Milton Friedman and Paul N. McCloskey.

Papers: In the Rodney Kennedy-Minott papers, 1967-1994; 29 ms. boxes, 17 envelopes, 1 audio tape cassette.
The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings, relating to the 1967 congressional campaign of Paul McCloskey in California, McCloskey's 1972 Republican presidential primary campaign.

California State Library
California History Room
Sacramento, CA
Papers: In the John Stanton Political Campaign Collection, 1860-2007, amount unknown.
Persons represented include Paul McCloskey.

New Hampshire State Library
Concord, NH
Papers: In the Campaign Papers of Susan McLane, 1980-1992, 1 cubic foot.
The collection includes files on Paul N. McCloskey.

San Mateo County Historical Association and Museum
San Mateo, CA
Papers: 1965-1966. 4 feet.
Material relating to case of town of Woodside, CA vs. Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, CA
Photographs: In the Bay Area faces and places: photograph archive by Abe Aronow, ca. 1980-2013, 2.5 linear feet.
Persons represented include Paul McCloskey.

Papers: In the Steele Ranch records, 1855-1973, 48.5 linear feet.
Persons represented include Paul McCloskey.

Papers: In the J. Arthur Younger papers, 1964-1968, 12 linear feet.
Persons represented include Paul McCloskey.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Bay Area Committee to Save Biafran Children records, 1968-1970, ca. 3.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Paul N. McCloskey.

Oral History: In the Joseph C. Houghteling oral history interview, 2003, 1 volume.
Subjects discussed include the election campaigns for Pete McCloskey.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videoreels and Sound Tape Reel: 1972-1982, 20 commercials on 7 videoreels and 7 commercials on 1 sound tape reel.
The commercials were used during Paul McCloskey's campaigns for the 1972 presidential election, the 1974 U.S. congressional election, 12th district, and the 1982 U.S. senatorial election in California, Republican Party.

  • Cannon, Lou. The McCloskey Challenge. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1972.
  • McCloskey, Paul N., Jr. Truth and Untruth; Political Deceit in America. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.
  • Minott, Rodney G. Sinking of the Lollipop: Shirley Temple vs. Pete McCloskey. Berkeley, CA: Diablo Press, 1968.
  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey, Jr., Republican Representative from California. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.