WEICKER, Lowell Palmer, Jr. (1931-)

WEICKER, LOWELL PALMER, JR., a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Paris, France, to American parents, on May 16, 1931; graduated, Lawrenceville Academy 1949; graduated, Yale University 1953; graduated, University of Virginia Law School 1958; served in the United States Army 1953-1955; United States Army Reserve 1959-1964; elected State representative in Connecticut general assembly 1962, 1964, and 1966; elected first selectman, town of Greenwich 1963 and 1965; attorney; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first Congress (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1970, but was elected to the United States Senate; reelected in 1976, and again in 1982 and served from January 3, 1971, to January 3, 1989; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1988; chairman, Committee on Small Business (Ninety-seventh through Ninety-ninth Congresses); professor, George Washington University School of Law 1988-1990; president and chief executive officer of Research! America 1988-1990; elected governor of Connecticut as an Independent in 1990; was not a candidate for reelection as Governor in 1994; is a resident of Greenwich, Conn.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 32 audiotapes (1973-1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Connecticut State Library
Hartford, CT
Papers: 1972-1974. 17 feet. Correspondence, transcripts, reports, drafts, and background material, relating to the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (Watergate committee) investigations. Chiefly photocopies.

Cornell University
Labor Management Documentation
Ithaca, NY
Papers: Correspondence concerning minimum wage legislation in National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees executive officers' records, 1943-1974 (bulk 1950-1974).

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

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: Correspondence in Dorothy F. Rodgers papers, 1922-1987.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Ca. 1968-1988. Ca. 1,329 linear feet. Chiefly senatorial correspondence and papers, photographs, motion-picture film, videotape, sound recordings, and memorabilia documenting major areas of legislative interest. Includes files on Watergate hearings and a small amount of family papers. Closed.

  • Weicker, Lowell P., Jr., and Barry Sussman. Maverick: A Life in Politics. Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1995.