Correspondence XII

Richard J. O'Melia Collection

  1. "Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company"

  2. Date: May 1, 1946
    From: G. Berghurs, Assistant Cashier
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Acknowledges having received two payment checks, and inquires whether O'Melia wishes to change payment plans.
     
  3. "Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company"

  4. Date: August 8, 1947
    From: E. Lloyd Mallon, C.L.U., General Agent
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Acknowledges a change in O'Melia's life insurance policies.
     
  5. "John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company"

  6. Date: August 20, 1947
    From: Mary Ann Lord
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Apologizes that O'Melia has not been receiving payment notices and states that he does not need to reinstate his policy.
     
  7. "Route 2, Leesburg, Virginia."

  8. Date: July 28, 1953
    From: Edwin E. Schwien, Brig. Gen. USA Retired
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: States that O'Melia is eligible for the Army Navy Club and offers to nominate him for membership.
     
  9. "Law Offices of O'Melia & Kaye"

  10. Date: July 30, 1953
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Informs Richard O'Melia that A.J. O'Melia has heard a rumor that he (A.J.) will be nominated to the vacancy on the Circuit Court of Appeals for the 7 th Circuit.
     
  11. "Brennan Construction Corporation"

  12. Date: August 11, 1953
    From: Jim Brennan
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Refers to an enclosed clipping that Monsignor Barry thought might be of interest to O'Melia.
     
  13. "St. Patrick's Church" (handwritten letter)

  14. Date: September 5, 1953
    From: Monsignor Barry
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Reports that Barry found an attack on McCarthy in The New Republic , and asks for a copy of the subcommittee report when it comes out.
     
  15. "G. Bromley Oxnam"

  16. Date: December 16, 1953
    From: G. Bromley Oxnam, Bishop of the Methodist Church
    To: Friends of the Parsonage
    Content: Thanks friends for Christmas cards and reports Oxnam's plans for the upcoming year and the events of the past one. Asks friends to support McCarthy and the fight against Communism in Asia. Attached is a sixteen-page document containing information concerning the World Council of Churches and Communist or Communist sympathizers who are or have been a part of this organization, including Dr. T.C. Chao, Dr. Josef L. Hromadka, and Dr. John C. Bennett.
     
  17. "Edgar C. Bundy"

  18. Date: April 9, 1954
    From: Edgar C. Bundy
    To: Editor, The Chicago Tribune
    Content: Expresses displeasure with the speech of the Herbert Brownell, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, on the Communist Conspiracy and how the Government was dealing with it. Claims that Brownell was attempting to discredit the Investigative Committee of the House and McCarthy.
     
  19. "Edgar C. Bundy"

  20. Date: April 15, 1954
    From: Edgar C. Bundy
    To: Ray
    Content: Claims that an attached document is proof that G. Broley Oxnam is behind the pressure on the White House to silence McCarthy. Also refers to an enclosed letter from Eisenhower to Mr. Robert Donner, written while Eisenhower was president of Columbia University, in which Eisenhower gives clearance to eighty-seven faculty members accused of being Communists.
     
  21. "Veterans For O'Konski"

  22. Date: October 13, 1954
    From: Bradley Taylor, Chairman, Veterans for O'Konski
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Request that McCarthy attend and speak at a Republican rally held by the Veterans for O'Konskion October 28.
     
  23. "Law Offices of O'Melia &Kaye"

  24. Date: April 7, 1955
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: States that the value of the gift given by A.J. O'Melia to Richard O'Melia is $8460.00 and tells Richard O'Melia how to file this on his tax report.
     
  25. "American Bar Association"

  26. Date: February 9, 1956
    From: Charles S. Rhyne, President Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Charles J. Burton, Chairman D.C. Membership Campaign; Richard H. Mayfield, Chairman Junior Bar Section, Bar Association of the District of Columbia; James R. Stoner, Chairman D.C. Membership Campaign Junior Bar Conference
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Urges O'Melia to become a member of the American Bar Association. Attached is a form to be filled out for membership.
     
  27. "Board of Admissions"

  28. Date: July 23, 1956
    From: Richard J. O'Melia
    To: Board of Admissions, Kenwood Golf and Country Club
    Content: Recommends Carmine S. Bellino and his family for membership to the Kenwood Golf and Country Club.
     
  29. "Board of Admissions"

  30. Date: June 4, 1956
    From: Evan H. Baker
    To: Board of Admissions, Kenwood Country Club
    Content: Recommends O'Melia and his family for membership to the Kenwood Golf and Country Club.
     
  31. "Admissions Committee"

  32. Date: June 4, 1956
    From: James R. Durfee
    To: Admissions Committee, Kenwood Golf and Country Club
    Content: Recommends O'Melia for membership to the Kenwood Golf and Country Club.
     
  33. "Kenwood Golf and Country Club"

  34. Date: June 7, 1956
    From: Mrs. Frances R. Phillips, Membership Secretary, Kenwood Golf and Country Club
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Acknowledges having received O'Melia's application for membership.
     
  35. "National Labor Relations Board" (two copies)

  36. Date: February 6, 1957
    From: Thomas J. Ryan, Assistant General Council
    To: Donald Moynahan
    Content: Acknowledges having received Moynahan's request for review of the Regional Director's refusal to issue a complaint in a specific matter.
     
  37. "126 East Colorado Blvd."

  38. Date: February 10, 1957
    From: Donald Moynahan
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Requests to testify before the Senate Committee on Government Operations relative to matters concerning Union racketeering.
     
  39. "February 15, 1957"

  40. Date: February 15, 1957
    From: Paul R. Gaieck, Wisconsin Department of Taxation
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: States that delinquent income taxes have been satisfied. An attached document verifies this fact.
     
  41. "19 February 1957" (copy)

  42. Date: February 19, 1957
    From: William E. Jenner
    To: M.G. Olson
    Content: Acknowledges that the letter to Olson from L. Brown concerning Brown's son has been turned over to Jenner by Richard O'Melia. States that Jenner does not have any appointments to Annapolis for 1957 but will consider appointing Brown's son for 1958.
     
  43. "126 East Colorado Blvd."

  44. Date: February 24, 1957
    From: Donald Moynanhan
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Inquires whether O'Melia received his last letter and whether the documents and information included were useful to him. States that he expects to receive $550,000 from suing a union and wishes to contribute to McCarthy's campaign.
     
  45. "General Services Administration"

  46. Date: March 1, 1957
    From: Franklin G. Floete
    To: President Richard M. Nixon
    Content: States the conditions attached to Basil O'Connor's offer for a site for the Harry S. Truman library.
     
  47. "Congress of the United States"

  48. Date: March 4, 1957
    From: Lawrence H. Smith
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Thanks O'Melia for a forwarded note and summary.
     
  49. "Treasury Department"

  50. Date: March 7, 1957
    From: U.E. Baughman
    To: John L. McClellan, Chairman, Select Committee to Investigate Improper Acts in Labor and Management Field
    Content: Reports that a polygraph test, administered to Nathan Zusman at the request of Robert F. Kennedy, Chief Counsel of the Select Committee to Investigate Improper Acts in Labor and Management Field, detected that Zusman was not being truthful to the committee.
     
  51. "March 8, 1957"

  52. Date: March 8, 1957
    To: Norris E. Maloney
    From: Joseph McCarthy
    Content: Acknowledges having received Maloney's earlier letter. Discusses the creation and purpose of the Second Hoover Commission and asks Maloney to acknowledge the falsity of statements he made criticizing McCarthy and claiming he is trying to dismantle it.
     
  53. "Ohio State Law Journal"

  54. Date: March 8, 1957
    From: Marc Gertner, Co-Editor-in-Chief
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Asks O'Melia to write an article for the Ohio State Law Journal's Symposium on Loyalty-Security Problems of Government Personnel.
     
  55. "March 15, 1957" (three copies)

  56. Date: March 15, 1957
    From: Joseph McCarthy
    To: William H. Wannall
    Content: Refers to an attached list of hearings and asks that they be bound and sent to McCarthy's office.
     
  57. "March 29, 1957"

  58. Date: March 29, 1957
    From: Richard J. O'Melia
    To: Marc Gertner, CO-Editor-in-Chief, Ohio State Law Journal
    Content: Thanks Gertner for asking him to write an article for the Ohio State Law Journal's symposium, but states that due to circumstances beyond his control, he will not be able to finish the article.
     
  59. "March 5, 1957"

  60. Date: March 5, 1957
    From: Eli E. Nobleman
    To: Marc Gertner, CO-Editor-in-Chief, Ohio State Law Journal
    Content: Thanks Gertner for asking him to write an article for the Ohio State Law Journal's symposium on the Federal Loyalty Security Program, but states that he does not feel qualified to write anything. Suggests Gertner contact Richard J. O'Melia.
     
  61. "May 23, 1957"

  62. Date: May 23, 1957
    From: Richard J. O'Melia
    To: Thomas H. Bresnahan
    Content: Acknowledges having received the Ninth Interim Report of the Special Commission on Communism, Subversive Activities, and Related Matters Within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Thanks Bresnahan for the information and asks him to change the address Bresnahan has for him.


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