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Monagan, John S., 1911-2005



  • Existence: 1911 - 2005

John S. Monagan was born on Dec. 23, 1911 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1933, and from Harvard Law School in 1937. From 1943-1947, Monagan was the mayor of Waterbury, Conn. During his tenure the city hired its first black teacher and police officer and ended sex-based pay differences in school. He lost a reelection race in 1947, but returned to politics a decade later and was elected to Congress in 1958. He represented Connecticut's Fifth District until 1972, and was chairman of cold-war hearings that documented the failure of communism. After losing the 1972 election, Monagan went into private legal practice in Washington. He died on October 31, 2005.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Stephen Monagan papers

Identifier: ML-9
Overview John S. Monagan (1911-2005), lawyer and congressman. Dartmouth College Class of 1933. The collection consists of correspondence, press releases, statements and speeches, subject files, legislation, television tapes and films, manuscripts, reports, memorabilia and an oral history.