William S. Cohen Papers | House of
Representatives, Legislative Records
MS 106.2.3 Legislative Records 1972-1980 154 boxes
While in the House of Representatives, Cohen was a member of
committees on Aging, Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Judiciary, and
Small Business. Cohen's files related to his service on the
Judiciary Committee are found in this series, as is a large volume
of correspondence from constituents dealing with legislative topics.
General records, which consist of Cohen's voting record, bill
digests and memos, and a small group of files referred to as "Maine
Affairs," are also included here.
Several of Cohen's assistants worked on committee-related issues, as
well as general legislative issues such as health, energy, the
environment, etc. Since the University of Maine did not receive many
files created by Cohen's legislative staff while he was in the
House, the ones that were received have been filed in the U.S.
Senate legislative series, under the appropriate subject headings.
This includes files related to Cohen's other committee appointments
dealing with aging, fisheries, and small business issues, as well as
legislation and projects which covered Cohen's tenure in both the
House and the Senate, such as the controversy over the
Dickey-Lincoln power plant on the St. John River, and the Maine
Indian land claims settlement of 1980.
The records included here are divided into three main subseries,
which are a) general records, b) legislative correspondence, and c)
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Records.
Back to collection outline
Contact the Cohen Papers: 207.581.2665 |