MS 163 Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. Political Collection

NOT PUBLISHED

The collection consists of political papers, photographs, notebooks, and memorabilia covering Mr. Jones's career in California and national staff politics from 1964-1978. His positions included assistant director of Republican Associates of Los Angeles County (California); field representative to Congressman Ed Reinecke (R-CA, 27th District); assistant manager, Barry M. Goldwater, Jr., congressional campaign; administrative assistant to Congressman Goldwater (R-CA., 27th District); executive director, New Hampshire Committee for the Re-election of the President (Richard M. Nixon, 1972); assistant and advance representative to President Gerald R. Ford, including world-wide travel for and with Ford performing advance duties in 1975-76, including the Bicentennial year and presidential election of 1976; and planning and executing a 1978 campaign rally for Virginia U.S. senatorial candidate John Warner, featuring President Ford (Warner was then married to actress Elizabeth Taylor).

Papers include correspondence, reports, programs, White House invitations and press releases, handbooks and regulations, articles, memos, guest lists, handwritten notes, contact lists, flyers and announcements, postcards, maps, schedules and itinieraries, expense reports, room diagrams for events, newsletters, and election and ballot information. Photos include those of presidents Ford and Nixon, as well as Wilbur with various political candidates at events and along the campaign trail.

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