Manuscript Collections - Walter H. Newton Papers

2022

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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