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Andrew Jacobs, Jr. collection

 Collection
Identifier: L475

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from Andrew Jacobs, Jr. in Indiana ranging from 1969-1970 regarding politics, insurance, and civil services. Notable items include accepted invitations from the WFBM station and the WLWI station in 1970. Also, an invitation to a dedication of the Lynn Corporations first project at 1220 North Park Avenue in 1970. There are also drafts of particular speeches he gave, like to the House Democratic Caucus, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Dinner, and for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Dates

  • 1968-1970

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 Feb. 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 in 1949. He married Kathryn (Kay) Welsh in Marion County on Apr. 19, 1965. His second marriage, to Martha Elizabeth Ludwig Keys, former Kansas congresswoman, took place on Jan. 3, 1976; they later divorced. His third marriage was to Kimberly Hood, on June 3, 1988, in Marion County, 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 bachelor's in business in 1955 and his law degree, LLB, in 1958, and he practiced law in Indianapolis. 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 1983-1997. 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 constituents. 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 Dec. 28, 2013 in Indianapolis. The visitation and funeral were held in the Indiana Statehouse on Jan. 3, 2014. His burial place is currently unknown.

Sources:

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2015/02/09. http:/bioguide.congress.gov

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/02/09. http://www.findagrave.com

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". Former Rep. Andy Jacobs' funeral set. 31 Dec., 2014:A1. Print.

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". He was a rare political breed. 29 Dec., 2013:A1, A16. Print.

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". (1981) In Indiana Authors and their books, 1967-1980. (p. 197). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. Print. ISLI 016.810 B219I SUPP. 1967-80

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012. Retrieved 2015/02/09. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2015/02/09. http://politicalgraveyard.com

"Jacobs, Andrew, Jr.". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2015/02/09. http://en.wikipedia.org

"Jacobs, Andrew [Sr.]". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/02/09. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Jacobs, Andrew, Sr.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/02/09. http://www.findagrave.com

"Jacobs, Andrew, Sr.". Find a Grave Photos. Retrieved 2015/02/09. http://www.findagrave.com

"Jacobs, Andrew, [Sr.]". Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2015/02/09. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Keys, Martha". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2015/02/09. http://politicalgraveyard.com

Extent

2 Cubic Feet (2 cubic foot boxes)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subjects.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Andrew Jacobs, Jr. on 1972/12-1973/01.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/11/21 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/11/21 by Kori Nell.
Title
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.
317-232-3671