The Congressional Archives, part of the Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections department, is home to the papers of former United States Congressmen Henry J. Hyde (IL-R) and Daniel Rostenkowski (IL-D). Both collections are available for research, although some restrictions apply.
Congressional Archives Research
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Dan Rostenkowski papers, 1958–1995
Dan Rostenkowski (1928–2010) was elected as a Democrat to the Illinois State General Assembly where he served as a representative in the sixty-eighth general assembly (1952) prior to being elected to the Illinois state senate, where he served from 1954 to 1956. Rostenkowski was first elected to the eighty-sixth United States Congress in 1959 and served in seventeen succeeding Congresses until he was defeated for re-election in 1995. While in Congress he served as the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means from the 97th through the 103rd Congresses, and of the Joint Committee on Taxation from the 97th through 101st Congresses.
Series 14: Restricted
Henry J. Hyde papers, 1923-2008
Henry J. Hyde (1924-2007) was elected as a Republican to the Illinois state house of representatives where he served from 1967 to 1974. During this period he served as majority leader from 1971 to 1972 and was a delegate to the Illinois state Republican Conventions. Hyde was elected to the Ninety-fourth and subsequent fifteen United States Congresses, He served as chair for the Committee on the Judiciary for the 104th through 106th Congresses, aw well as the chair for the Committe eon International Relations for the 107th through 109th Congresses.