Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
DORNAN, Robert Kenneth (1933-)

DORNAN, ROBERT KENNETH, a Representative from California; born in New York City, April 3, 1933; attended parochial schools; graduated from Loyola (Calif.) High School, 1950; attended Loyola University, 1950-1953; served to captain in the United States Air Force, 1953-1958; Air Force Reserve, 1958-1975; commercial pilot; broadcaster-journalist; television producer; associated with KHJ-TV and KTLA-TV, 1967-1973; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth, Ninety-sixth, and Ninety-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection in 1982 but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1985-January 3, 1997); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress and unsuccessfully contested the election of Loretta Sanchez; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Sixth Congress.

California State Library
California History Room
Sacramento, CA
Papers: In the John Stanton Political Campaign Collection, 1860-2007, amount unknown.
Persons represented include Robert K. Dornan.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the G.E. Mueller Papers, ca. 1876-1997, 130.6 linear feet.
Correspondents include Robert K. Dornan. A finding aid is available in the library.

Oral History: In the U.S. Capitol Historical Society Oral History Collection, 1976-1991, 0.8 linear foot.
Interviewees include Robert Dornan. A finding aid is available in the library.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassette and Sound Tape Reels: 1980-1982, 1 commercial on 1 videocassette and 4 commercials on 2 sound tape reels.
The commercials used during Robert Dornan's campaigns for the 1980 U.S. congressional election in District 27 and the 1982 U.S. senatorial election in California, Republican Party.

  • Dornan, Robert K., and Csaba Vedlik, Jr. Judicial Supremacy: The Supreme Court On Trial. Nordland Series in Contemporary American Social Problems, Vol. 5. Richard S. Haugh and Eva M. Hirsch, general eds. Boston: Nordland Publishing International, Inc., 1980.
  • Dornan, Robert Kenneth. "Exporting American Technology: A National Security Perspective." In Can You Afford This House?, edited by David Treen, 133-42. Ottawa, IL: Green Hill Books, 1978.