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Andrew Jacobs, Jr. papers

 Collection — Folder: S714
Identifier: S0714

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed, signed letter from Andrew Jacobs, Jr. in Washington, D.C. on 1968/08/21 regarding views about Senate Bill 2658.


  • 1968/08/21

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Andrew Jacobs, Jr. was born on February 24, 1932 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Andrew Jacobs, Sr. (a lawyer and politician) and Joyce Welborn Jacobs. They had three children. He was graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1949. He married Kathryn (Kay) Welsh in Marion County, Indiana on April 19, 1965. His second marriage, to Martha Elizabeth Ludwig Keys, former Kansas congresswoman, was in 1976; they later divorced. His third marriage was to Kimberly Hood, on June 3, 1988, in Marion County, Indiana, with whom he had two sons; she survived him.

He served with the United States Marine Corps from 1950-1952; then he attended Indiana University, receiving his bachelors in 1955 and his law degree in 1958. He served one term with the Indiana State General Assembly, in the House of Representatives, in 1959-1960. He was a Democrat and was elected to Indiana's 11th Congressional District from 1965-1973 and again from 1975-1983 and to Indiana's 10th Congressional District (11th district was eliminated due to reapportionment following the 1980 Census) from 1983 to 1997. He was a strong advocate for Civil Rights laws. He helped write the 1965 Voting Rights Act and advocated for reforms to the Social Security Administration and the Medicare program. He was an opponent of the Vietnam War, and he had a reputation for being frugal with taxpayer money and for being very available and helpful to his constitutents. Following his retirement from Congress, he taught political science at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. He wrote two memoirs and often contributed to the Indianapolis magazine, NUVO.

He died December 28, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The visitation and funeral were held in the Indiana Statehouse on January 3, 2014.

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012. Retrieved 2015/02/09.

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/02/09.

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2015/02/09.

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2015/02/09.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Andrew Jacobs, Jr. during December 1992.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L475: Andrew Jacobs, Jr. collection ID: Collection Title ID: Collection Title

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Collection processing completed 2015/02/09 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/09 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.