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Prepared by Teresa Grass, December 10, 2002; Revised by Stephanie Wachalec, April 5, 2004; Last Updated: June 2020
Inclusive Dates: 1955-1965
Extent: .50 cubic foot (1 half-size record storage box)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Biographical Note: Alfred P. J. O’Donnell was a resident of Elyria, Ohio, and was active in the Republican Party during the period covered by these records. He was associated with his brothers in the O’Donnell Paint & Wallpaper Company. He ran successfully for Councilman-at-Large in 1955 and made an unsuccessful bid for mayor of Elyria in 1957 and for State Senator in 1960. He was active in the attempt to draft Henry Cabot Lodge for president in 1964.
Scope and Content: The Alfred P. J. O’Donnell papers reflect the activities of the Lorain Republican Club and the Elyria Republican Party, the bulk being related to the Lorain Republican Club. The papers date from 1955 to 1965 and contain the minutes of party meetings, financial records, and correspondence. The records also reflect the involvement of the Lorain Republican Party with the State of Ohio and the Washington D.C. Draft Lodge committees.
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