Manuscript Collections - Walter H. Newton Papers

March 13, 2020

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WALTER H. NEWTON PAPERS, 1910-1949
5 linear inches (1 manuscript box)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

October 10, 1880  Born Philadelphia, Pa. Son of Thomas Rogers and Mary (Hughes) Newton

1905                      LL.B., University of Minnesota

June 14, 1905       Married Cora M. Noracon
                              Children: Grace Laura (Mrs. Philip G. Murray), Walter Hughes, John Marshall

1919‑1931             Member, 66th to 71st Congresses

July 1, 1929          Secretary and Administrative Assistant to Herbert Hoover

1933‑34                 Member, Federal Home Loan Bank Board

1934                      Resumed law practice

1936                      Author: The Hoover Administration

August 10, 1941    Died, Minneapolis, Minn.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Walter H. Newton Collection contains correspondence and photographs with or about Herbert Hoover, 1927‑1942; newspaper clippings concerning Newton, 1910‑1941; Medicine Ball poems and photos; and Newton Representative Campaign material, 1920‑1924.

According to an article about the 1929 White House fire on Christmas Eve, the personal files of Secretary Newton, many of which he accumulated during his service in Congress as a Representative from Minnesota were ruined.

FOLDER LIST

Box      Contents
1          Herbert Hoover
                     Correspondence, 1927-1949 (3 folders)
                     Medicine Ball poems, undated
                     Photographs, undated
            Walter H. Newton
                     Clippings, 1910‑1941
                     Senate Campaign, 1920‑1924
                     Service to Veterans, 1919‑1932