Olin E. Teague Congressional Collection

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TxAM-CRS C000048

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Olin E. Teague Congressional Collection


  • 1949-1978 (Creación)


231.00 Cubic Feet

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Historia biográfica

Olin Earl Teague was born on April 6, 1910, in Woodward, Oklahoma to James Martin and Ida (Sturgeon) Teague, and raised in Mena, Arkansas. Having graduated from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M University) in 1932, Teague went to work for the U.S. Post Office in College Station for the next 8 years. Teague joined the U.S. Army in 1940 and was discharged in 1946 as a Colonel. During his time in the army, he participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts, among other decorations.

Teague was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from the 6th district of Texas through a special election on August 24, 1946, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Luther A. Johnson. During his tenure in the House, Teague’s focuses included veteran’s affairs and survivor’s benefits. He served at various times as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, the Select Committee on Education, Training, and Loan Programs of World War II Veterans, and the House Committee on Science and Astronautics. After serving for seventeen terms, Teague left office for the last time on December 31, 1978, succeeded by then-Democrat Phil Gramm.

Teague’s lasting legacies, besides the legislation he championed, include the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center in Temple, Texas, the federal Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Olin E. Teague Research Center at Texas A&M University. Olin E. Teague died in Bethesda, MD on January 23, 1981, at 70 years of age, and he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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The Olin E. Teague Congressional Collection contains various documents produced or collected by the office of Olin E. Teague during his tenure as a U.S. Representative from Texas. The majority of the collection is made up of correspondence and subject files. These subject files provide unique insight into Teague’s political focuses and projects, while in congress. Special interest is paid to Texas A&M University in both series and subject files. Additional material includes film and audio cassettes. Personal content from Teague includes documents, correspondence, and photographs.


Sistema de arreglo

The Olin E. Teague Congressional Collection is arranged in eighteen series:

Series 1: Correspondence – Part 1
Series 2: Correspondence – Part 2
Series 3: Clippings
Series 4: Elections and Campaigns
Series 5: Invitations
Series 6: Legislation
Series 7: Personal
Series 8: Photographs
Series 9: Press Releases
Series 10: Publications
Series 11: Recommendations
Series 12: Reports
Series 13: Requests
Series 14: Speeches
Series 15: Texas A&M University
Series 16: Thank You Notes
Series 17: Travels
Series 18: Subject Files

Please note that the folder numbers in Series 2 through 18 represent a previous arrangement and do not necessarily reflect the current arrangement of the materials.

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

Photocopies of fragile materials are given to researchers in lieu of the original documents.

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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes.

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  • inglés

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Finding Aid Authors: Kathryn Burwitz.

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