HART, Gary Warren (1936-)

HART, GARY WARREN, a Senator from Colorado; born in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kans., November 28, 1936; attended the public schools of Ottawa, Kans.; graduated Bethany (Okla.) Navarene College 1958, Yale Divinity School 1961, Yale University Law School 1964, and earned a Ph.D. at Oxford University in 2001; admitted to the Colorado and District of Columbia bars in 1965; attorney for the United States Department of Justice 1964-1965; special assistant to the solicitor of the Interior Department 1965-1967; engaged in private law practice, Denver, Colo., 1967-1974; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1974; reelected in 1980 and served from January 3, 1975, to January 3, 1987; did not seek reelection; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988; resumed the practice of law; author; lecturer, Oxford University, Yale University, and University of California; senior counsel, Coudert Brothers multinational law firm; co-chair, U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century 1998-2001; president, Global Green 2003-2004; is a resident of Kittredge, Colo.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 1 audiotape (no date) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Colorado Historical Society
Denver, CO
Papers: 1978-1989. 12 linear feet. Congressional, personal and business correspondence chiefly relating to 1987-1988 presidential campaign; portraits; motion picture film; video tape; sound recordings; and memorabilia. Finding aid. Also recordings of press conferences (April 1987, announcement of candidacy; March 11, 1988; and May 1987, withdrawal from race (45 minute tapes)).
Oral History: 1988. 45 minutes.
Oral History: Discussed in interviews (March 8, 1988), 1 hour, with Chuck Wilhelm, National Volunteer Coordinator; with daughter Andrea Hart (March 25, 1988), 1 hour; with Tim Maxwell, KOA Radio-Denver (March 9, 1988), 90 minutes; Ingrid Fenning, campaign worker (April 20, 1989), 1 hour; and Jeff Peters, national aide (1988), 2 hours.

University of Colorado Libraries
Boulder, CO
Papers: 1974-1987. 393 linear feet. Congressional correspondence, photographs, video tape, sound recordings, press releases, and campaign files for the Senate (1974 and 1980) and the presidency (1984 and 1988). Includes information about Colorado issues, and many national issues including defense/armed services, arms control, foreign policy, and Three Mile Island nuclear accident of 1979. Finding aid.
Oral History: 1969. 4 audio tapes. Discussions at a meeting held in Denver by the Democratic Party Commission on Party Structure and Delegate Selection.

  • Blackthorn, John (pseudonym for Gary Hart). I, Che Guevara: A Novel. New York: William Morrow & Co., 2000.
  • ___. Sins of the Fathers: A Novel. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1999.
  • Casey, Susan Berry. Hart and Soul: Gary Hart's New Hampshire Odyssey--and Beyond. Conrad, NH: NHI Press, 1986.
  • Cohen, William S., and Gary Hart. The Double Man. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1985.
  • Hart, Gary Warren. "Can Congress Come to Order?'' In The Tethered Presidency: Congressional Restraints on Executive Power, edited by Thomas M. Franck, pp. 229-44, New York: New York University Press, 1981.
  • ___. God and Caesar in America: An Essay on Religion and Politics in America. Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Publishers, 2005.
  • ___. James Monroe. New York: Times Books, 2005.
  • ___. Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • ___. Right from the Start: A Chronicle of the McGovern Campaign. New York: Quadrangle, 1973.
  • ___. Russia Shakes the World: The Second Russian Revolution and Its Impact on the West. New York: Cornelia & Michael Bessie Books, 1991. London ed. (1991) published as The Second Russian Revolution: Despatches from the Front.
  • ___. The Courage of Our Convictions: A Manifesto for Democrats. New York: Times Books, 2006.
  • ___. The Fourth Power: An Essay Concerning A Grand Strategy for the United States in the 21st Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004
  • ___. The Good Fight: The Education of an American Reformer. New York: Random House, 1993.
  • ___. The Minutemen: Restoring an Army of the People. New York: Free Press, 1998.
  • ___. The New Democracy. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1983.
  • ___. The Patriot: An Exhortation to Liberate America from the Barbarians. New York: Free Press, 1996.
  • ___. The Shield and the Cloak: The Security of the Commons. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • ___. The Strategies of Zeus. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1987.
  • ___. The Thunder and the Sunshine: Four Seasons in a Burnished Life. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2010.
  • Hart, Gary Warren, with William S. Lind. America Can Win: The Case for Military Reform. Bethesda, MD: Adler & Adler, 1986.
  • U.S. Congress. Senate. Tributes to the Honorable Gary Hart in the United States Senate, Upon the Occasion of His Retirement from the Senate. 99th Cong., 2d sess., 1986. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1987.