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Thomas A. Luken papers

 Collection
Identifier: US-75-13

Scope and Content

The papers of Thomas A. Luken contain his personal files on issues concerning the City of Cincinnati while he served on City Council and with the United States prosecutor's office. The files contain correspondence, news clippings, and reports on topics such as welfare, poverty, housing, and public transportation.

Dates

  • 1952-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Thomas A. Luken

Thomas A. Luken was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 9, 1925. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and earned a law degree from Chase Law School. He began working in public services as Deer Park's City Solicitor, and then became a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District. He was a delegate to the 1964 Democratic National Convention and was elected to Cincinnati's City Council in 1965. He served on City Council from 1965-1967 and then again from 1969-1973. He was mayor of the City of Cincinnati from 1971-1972. He then served as a U.S. Representative for Ohio from 1974-1975 and 1977-1991. After retiring from Congress, he returned to Cincinnati's City Council from 1993-1995.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Abstract

The papers of Thomas A. Luken contain his personal files on issues concerning the City of Cincinnati while he served on City Council and with the United States prosecutor's office. The files contain correspondence, news clippings, and reports on topics such as welfare, poverty, housing, and public transportation.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into folders by topic.

Physical Location

ARB - SWORD

Title
Finding aid for the Thomas A. Luken papers, 1952-1972
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Suzanne Maggard
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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