BROCK, William Emerson, III (1930-)

BROCK, WILLIAM EMERSON, III, (grandson of William Emerson Brock), a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., November 23, 1930; attended schools in Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga Tenn.; graduated from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., 1953; served in the United States Navy 1953-1956; employed by the Brock Candy Co., becoming vice president of marketing; member of the board of directors of Brock Candy Co.; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection; was elected as a Republican in 1970 to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1971, to January 3, 1977; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976; chairman, Republican National Committee 1977-1981; U.S Trade Representative 1981-1985; appointed Secretary of Labor by President Ronald Reagan 1985-1987; consultant in Washington, D.C.; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate from Maryland, 1994; is a resident of Annapolis, Maryland.

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: 1979. 49 pages. Association of Former Members of Congress.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Oral History: 1971. 5 pages. Limited to reminiscences of Russell.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in the Hugh Scott papers, 1925-1983.

  • Brock, Bill. "Committees in the Senate.'' Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 411 (January 1974): 15-26.
  • Brock, Bill, and Edmund S. Muskie. What Price Defense? American Enterprise Institute Rational Debate Seminars. Washington: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1974.
  • Brock, William E., III. "Detente and Containment--the Dangers of Semantics.'' Journal of Social and Political Affairs 1 (January 1976): 3-13.
  • Buhl, William C. "Transforming Leadership in a Political Environment: A Case Study of William Brock at the Department of Labor.'' Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, 1989.