Notes and background materials on interviews with Republican members of the U. S. House of Representatives concerning the selection of party leaders in 1965 and the subsequent performance of the leadership team during the 89th Congress. Most interviews focus on the contest for Minority Leader between Charles Halleck and Gerald Ford. Others concern Melvin Laird's election as Chairman of the Republican Conference over Peter Frelinghuysen, Les Arends' election as Minority Whip over Frelinghuysen, and the selection of John Rhodes and Charles Goodell as chairmen of the Republican Policy Committee and the Republican Planning and Research Committee respectively.
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Robert L. Peabody (accession number 94-38)
Open. Researchers may examine and cite the collection, but they may not publish direct quotations from the interview notes without written authorization from Professor Peabody during his lifetime.
Professor Peabody donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections. The copyrights of interviewees and the copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.
Prepared by William McNitt, August 1994
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