Papers of Patrick Lucey, a Democratic governor of Wisconsin (1971-1977), ambassador to Mexico (1977-1979), and independent vice-presidential candidate (1980), primarily documenting his involvement in electoral politics in Wisconsin. Less complete records relate to his independent vice-presidential candidacy and his support of Edward Kennedy in 1980. Copies of oral history interview transcripts document his support of John Kennedy in 1960 and Robert Kennedy in 1968. Also included are brief personal papers, information on his work as an economic consultant, and papers from his ambassadorial years.
Included are correspondence, memoranda, clippings, press releases, speeches (some in recorded form), personal and business papers, and campaign materials from candidacies for the Wisconsin Assembly (1948), the Wisconsin governorship (1970), and other offices. Prominent correspondents include George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Lee Dreyfus, Edward Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Paul Kirk, Thomas Loftus, Gaylord Nelson, Jose Lopez Portillo, William Proxmire, Cyrus Vance, and Jim Wright.
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