Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
VOLKMER, Harold Lee (1931-2011)

VOLKMER, HAROLD LEE, a Representative from Missouri; born in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., April 4, 1931; graduated from St. Peter's Catholic schools in Jefferson City; attended Jefferson City Junior College and St. Louis (Mo.) University; LL.B., University of Missouri, School of Law, Columbia, 1955; admitted to the Missouri bar in 1955; served in the United States Army, 1955-1957; served as assistant attorney general of Missouri, 1955; in 1958, commenced private practice of law in Hannibal, Mo.; prosecuting attorney, Marion County, Mo., 1960-1966; served in Missouri house of representatives, 1967-1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1997); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress; died on April 15, 2011, in Hannibal, Mo.

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


University of Missouri
Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia
Columbia, MO
Papers: ca. 1977-1997, 16.5 linear feet.
The papers of Harold Volkmer include primarily legislative files, public works projects files, and press releases. A preliminary inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Coalition for Information on School Desegregation Records, 1954-1984, 325 folders.
Persons represented include Harold Volkmer.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1984-1994, 14 commercials on 5 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Harold Volkmer's campaigns for the 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1994 U.S. congressional elections in District 9 of Missouri, Democratic Party.