Robert Winthrop Kean Congressional Papers

posted Apr 6, 2015, 11:04 AM by Erin C. Alghandoor   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 6:29 AM ]

Robert Winthrop Kean, the father of former Governor Thomas Kean and grandfather of state Senator Thomas Kean Jr., was a prominent New Jersey politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1939 to 1959.  His career on Capitol Hill spanned two critical decades in 20th Century American history.  

The Congressional Papers of Robert Winthrop Kean include 114 linear feet of papers. They include financial and legal papers, printed material, spreadsheets, drafts, notes, correspondence, and other written material documenting Kean's career as a member of Congress, his campaign for Senator in 1958, as well as family and personal accounts.

The finding aid for the collection is available on the Collections page, or select: Robert Winthrop Kean Congressional Papers.

The following letters about the lacrosse incident were filed under Subgroup 1: Administrative Assistant Files, 1941, Race Prejudice:
Letter from Congressman Robert Winthrop Kean to Admiral Russell Willson: Click here.
Reply from Admiral Willson to Congressman Kean: Click here.