Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
STEERS, Newton Ivan, Jr. (1917-1993)

STEERS, NEWTON IVAN, JR., a Representative from Maryland; born in Glen Ridge, Essex County, N.J., January 13, 1917; attended the public schools of White Plains, N.Y.; graduated from the Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn., 1935; B.A., Yale University, 1939; Certificate of Advanced Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943; J.D., Yale Law School, 1948; admitted to the New York bar in 1958 and the District of Columbia bar in 1967; served in United States Army Air Corps, 1941-1946; employed by E.I. du Pont, 1939-1941, GAF Corp., 1948-1951, and the United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1951-1953; president of several investment companies in New York, 1953-1965; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; Maryland Republican State chairman, 1964-1966; Maryland State insurance commissioner, 1967-1970; in 1970, became Maryland Assistant Secretary, Licensing and Regulation; member, Maryland senate, 1971-1977; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1964 and 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth Congress (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress and for election in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election as lieutenant governor of Maryland in 1982; was a resident of Bethesda, Md., until his death there on February 11, 1993.

University of Maryland Libraries
Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections
College Park, MD
Papers: 1955-1980, 106.50 linear feet.
The papers of Newton Steers contain personal, business and congressional papers and correspondence and document legislation, atomic development, and campaigning relating to his career in the Maryland Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. A description is available online: