McDonough (Gordon L.) papers Edit


Finding Aid Author
The Regional History Collection staff; supplementary encoding and revision supplied by Xiuzhi Zhou.
Finding Aid Date
© 2000
Language of Description
Description is in English.


  • 1920 – 1965 (Creation)


  • 105 Linear Feet (Whole)
    105 boxes

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  • Access

    Collection is open for research. Advance notice required for access.

  • Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or photographs must be submitted in writing to the Regional History Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gordon Leo McDonough papers, Collection no. 0366, California Historical Society Collection, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

  • Abstract

    Papers of Gordon Leo McDonough, member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the United States Congress.

  • Scope and Content

    Papers of Gordon Leo McDonough, member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the United States Congress.

  • Biography

    McDonough, Gordon Leo - born in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, January 2, 1895; moved with his parents to Emporium, Cameron County, Pennsylvania in 1898; attended the public schools; was graduated from the high school at Emporium; engaged as an industrial chemist at Emporium 1915-1918; moved to Los Angeles, California and resumed his former occupation 1918-1933; member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 1933-1944, serving as chairman for one year; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; died in Bethesda, Maryland, June 25, 1968; interment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Los Angeles, California

  • Arrangement

    Listing of headings used arranged alphabetically by HEADING with time period, box contents arrangement, related correspondance, related bill(s), subject(s), committee(s), box number(s), color dot marking, number of boxes. The collection consists of 16 subsections under chronological order. Index of sub-headingswere made of Bills, Cases, Legislation, Miscellaneous, Roll Call & Subjects.

    Contents of related bill(s), subject(s), committee(s) were extracted from correspondence

    Also belonging to the collection is a filing cabinet containing 4 drawers, numbered 1 thr. 4. Each drawer contains a [UNK].