GOODELL, Charles Ellsworth (1926-1987)

GOODELL, CHARLES ELLSWORTH, a Representative and a Senator from New York; born in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., March 16, 1926; attended the public schools of Jamestown; graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1948; during the Second World War served in the United States Navy as a seaman second class 1944-1946, and in the United States Air Force as a first lieutenant during the Korean conflict 1952-1953; graduated from Yale University School of Law in 1951; received a graduate degree from Yale University Graduate School of Government in 1952; teacher at Quinnipiac College, New Haven, Conn. 1952; admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1951, the New York bar in 1954, and commenced practice in Jamestown, N.Y.; congressional liaison assistant for the Department of Justice 1954-1955; elected in a special election on May 26, 1959, as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel A. Reed; reelected to the Eighty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from May 26, 1959, until his resignation September 9, 1968; appointed on September 10, 1968, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and served from September 10, 1968, to January 3, 1971; unsuccessful candidate for election to a full term in 1970; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on January 21, 1987; interment in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, N.Y.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 8 audiotapes (1966-1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. 10 feet. Minutes, case files, and memoranda as chairman of the Presidential Clemency Board (1974-1975) and the clemency program for Vietnam-era draft evaders. Also documentation on his work on such issues as privacy legislation, auto emissions, and Concorde SST landing rights.
Oral History: 5 pages. In the William Syers collection. Concerns Ford as a member of Congress.

Greyton H. Taylor Wine Museum
Hammondsport, NY
Papers: In Glenn H. Curtiss collection, 1906-1976.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: 1978, 1979. 51 pages. Association of Former Members of Congress.

New York City
Municipal Archives
New York, NY
Papers: In Paul O'Dwyer 1968 U.S. Senate campaign newspaper clippings and 1970 U.S. Senate campaign subject files.

New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1959-1979. 303 linear feet. Papers as U.S. representative and U.S. senator. Includes correspondence with constituents, legislative files, committee related files, state projects files, press releases, clippings, audio tapes, and photographs. Finding aid. Use requires advance notice. Case records restricted until 2030.

State University of New York
University at Albany Special Collections and Archives
Albany, NY
Papers: In Tanya M. Melich records, 1961-1970.

State University of New York
College at Plattsburgh Feinberg Library
Plattsburgh, NY
Papers: 2 tapes of lectures and question/answer sessions on politics during Senate term.

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

  • Goodell, Charles E. Political Prisoners in America. New York: Random House, 1973.
  • Goodell, Charles E., and Albert H. Quie. "Poverty in America.'' In Republican Papers, edited by Melvin R. Laird, pp. 160-70. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968.
  • ___. "The Republican Opportunity Crusade as an Alternative to the Anti-Poverty Program.'' In Republican Papers edited by Melvin R. Laird, pp. 171-90. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968.