Finding aid for the Robert Johns Bulkley Papers, Series II


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Bulkley, Robert Johns
Title: Robert Johns Bulkley Papers, Series II
Dates: 1890-1941
Extent: 1.01 linear feet (3 containers and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: Robert Johns Bulkley (1880-1965) was a pprominent Cleveland, Ohio, banker, businessman, and lawyer who served as a Democratic congressman (1910-1914) and United States Senator (1930-1939) from Ohio. As a member of the Banking and Currency Committee, he helped frame the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. During World War I he served in the legal departments of the General Munitions Board, the War Industries Board, and the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corp. Bulkley was a loyal and staunch supporter of progressivism and the New Deal, and advocated the repeal of prohibition. He served as president and chairman of the board of the Morris Plan Bank of Ohio for over 30 years. The collection consists of biographical information on Bulkley, writings by Bulkley, correspondence, notes on correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings and releases, and miscellaneous material dealing primarily with the early period of Bulkley's Senate career and the early considerations of him as a candidate for the 1932 Democratic nomination for president. The material also deals with his service as chief legal officer for the General Munitions Board during World War I. Included is a scrapbook for the Hasty Pudding Club and a history of Society Bank, "Three score years and ten."
MS Number MS 4290
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English