Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
OTTINGER, Richard Lawrence (1929-)

OTTINGER, RICHARD LAWRENCE, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, January 27, 1929; attended public schools of Scarsdale, N.Y.; graduated from Loomis School, Windsor, Conn., Windsor, Conn., 1946; B.A., Cornell University, 1950; LL.B, Harvard Law School, 1953; took postgraduate study in international law, Georgetown University, 1960-1961; served in the United States Air Force, 1955-1957, and was discharged as a captain; admitted to the New York bar in 1955; practiced international and corporate law, 1955-1960; chair, member of the board of directors, Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation and Environmental and Energy Study Institute; contract manager, International Cooperation Administration, 1960-1961; a founder and second staff member of the Peace Corps, serving as director of programs for the West Coast of South America, 1961-1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1970; organizer of Grassroots Action, Inc., in Washington, D.C., 1971-1972; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1985); did not seek reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984; dean emeritus, Pace University Law School; is a resident of Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment Collection Records, 1866-1869, 9.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Richard Ottinger.

The New York Public Library
Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
New York, NY
Papers: In the Charles E. Goodell Papers, 1950-1979, 303.5 linear feet.
Subjects include Richard Ottinger.

Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: In the New Democratic Coalition of New York Records, 1960-1978, 49 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Richard Ottinger.

St. John's University
New York, NY
Papers: In the Bernadette Devlin Defense Fund Records, ca. 1968-1971, 0.25 cubic foot.
Correspondents include Richard Ottinger.

Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Ogden Rogers Reid Papers, 1925-1982, 315 linear feet.
Subjects include Richard Ottinger.

  • Bradbrook, Adrian J. and Richard L. Ottinger, eds. Energy Law and Sustainable Development . Gland, Switzerland; Cambridge, UK: IUCN, 2003.
  • Hohmeyer, O. and R. L. Ottinger, eds. External Environmental costs of Electric Power: Analysis and Internalization: Proceedings of a German-American Workshop, Held at Ladenburg, FRG, October 23-25, 1990. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag, 1991.
  • Ottinger, Richard L., et al. Environmental Costs of Electricity. Prepared by Pace University Center for Environmental Legal Studies. New York: Oceana Publications, 1990.