Emanuel Celler (1888-1981)

Oil on canvas, Joseph Margulies, 1963, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

  • Democratic Congressman from Brooklyn, New York from 1923-1972
  • supporter of Roosevelt New Deal policies
  • advocate for establishment of the state of Israel
  • chairman of the Judiciary Committee
  • co-author of Indian Immigration and Naturalization Bill, H.R. 3517 which was passed on June 27, 1946
  • key creator of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, 1964

Reference Sources

 American National Biography

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


You Never Leave Brooklyn: The Autobiography of Emanuel Celler. New York: John Day Co., 1953.

Primary Sources

Papers: ca. 1924-1973. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987)

  • Republican Representative for 4th District CT (1942-1946)

    Clare Boothe Luce, 1955, Collection of the US House of Representatives

  • writer for Life and Time, both published by husband Henry
  • sponsor of 1946 House bill to extend citizenship to Indians

Reference Sources

American National Biography profile

Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress



Morris, Sylvia Jukes. Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce. New York: Random House, 1997.

Primary Sources

Papers, 1930-1987. Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.