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Abstract The Hon. Clifford B. “Cliff” Stearns is a GWU alumnus and Air Force veteran who represented Florida’s 6th district in Congress for almost a quarter century. A self-styled “Citizen Congressman,” he strongly advocated for financial restraint and conservative values. This proved to be a powerful message that resonated with voters during the 1990’s when the GOP reclaimed the majority in the House of Representatives. While his committee work lies at the core of this collection, the papers...
Dates: 1988-2022; Majority of material found within 1988-2012
Abstract Gilbert Gude served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1953-58, in the Maryland Senate from 1962-1967, and was then elected as a Republican to Congress, serving from 1967-76 as the Representative from Maryland's 8th district. During his time in Congress, Gude was the ranking Republican member of the House District of Columbia Committee. Materials in this collection include correspondence, bills, press materials, publications, reports, and other related items. The material dates from...