Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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ROSTENKOWSKI, Daniel David (1928-2010)

ROSTENKOWSKI, DANIEL DAVID, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., January 2, 1928; graduated from St. John's Military Academy in 1946 and attended Loyola University; served in Korea with the United States Infantry 1946-1948; served in the State house of representatives in the sixty-eighth general assembly in 1952; delegate, Illinois State Democratic convention every four years since 1952; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, and 1976; member of State senate, 1954-1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1995); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Ninety-seventh through One Hundred Third Congresses), Joint Committee on Taxation (Ninety-seventh through One Hundred First Congresses); died on August 11, 2010, in Powers Lake, Wis.

Loyola University
Congressional Archives, Archives and Special Collections
Los Angeles, CA
Papers: 1959-1995, 710 linear feet.
The Dan Rostenkowski papers contain correspondence, news clippings, newsletters, press releases, legislative files, campaign materials, speeches, staff files, photographs, and audio and video tapes. A finding aid is available online and at the repository.


Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the John O. Marsh Papers, 1974-1977, 49.6 linear feet.
Correspondents include Dan Rostenkowski.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Clark M. Clifford Papers, ca. 1883-1999, 34.6 linear feet.
Correspondents include Dan Rostenkowski.


Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: In the William E. Frenzel Papers, 1962-1997, 248 cubic feet.
Other authors include Dan Rostenkowski.


Stanford University
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Bonner Frank Fellers Papers, 1934-1973, 24 linear feet.
Correspondents include Dan Rostenkowski.

Papers: In the Rodney Kennedy-Minott Papers, 1967-1990, 25 boxes.
Correspondents include Dan Rostenkowski.


University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Sierra Club National Legislative Office Records, 1960-[on-going], 200 linear feet.
Correspondents include Dan Rostenkowski.

  • Cohen, Richard E. Rostenkowski: The Pursuit of Power and the End of Old Politics. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1999.
  • Merriner, James L. Mr. Chairman: Power in Dan Rostenkowski's America. Carbonale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.
  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Dan Rostenkowski, Democratic Representative from Illinois. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.
  • Straham, Randall. Dan Rostenkowski: A Study in Congressional Power. Washington: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1993.
  • ___. Reed and Rostenkowski: Congressional Leadership in Institutional Times. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1992.