Correspondence XIII

Richard J. O'Melia Collection

  1. "Dear Friend" (preprinted postcard featuring a picture of the Nixon family)
    Date: September 29, 1952
    From: Richard Nixon (photocopy signature)
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Thanks for support.
  1. "City of Milwaukee"
    Date: January 23, 1953
    From: Elsie Sutschek
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: States that O'Melia's paycheck is enclosed with this letter and inquires for an address to send future paychecks.

  2. "Schine Hotels"
    Date: April 23, 1953
    From: Warren D. Freeman
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: States that he enjoyed McCarthy and O'Melia's trip at the Quarterdeck.

  3. "Associated Hospital Service Inc."
    Date:May 25, 1953
    From: Dawn Hanig
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: States that Deidre and Neal O'Melia were both treated within the service area covered under their plan, and are therefore eligible for more benefits.

  4. "Law Offices of O'Melia & Kaye"
    Date: June 29, 1953
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Discusses family matters.

  5. "Leo Haskell Co. Real Estate"
    Date: July 31, 1953
    From: Leo E. Haskell
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Discusses the lease contract on O'Melia's house.

  6. "Theo. E. Johnson"
    Date: October 19, 1953
    From: Theodore E. Johnson
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Thanks O'Melia for writing a letter of recommendation on his behalf to the Personnel Offices of the Bureau of the Mint and the U.S. bullion Depository.

  7. "Leo Haskell Co. Real Estate"
    Date: October 20, 1953
    From: Leo Haskell
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Informs O'Melia that he will be closing the Mary Ellen Place transaction within the next week or ten days.

  8. "American Airlines"
    Date: December 30, 1953
    From: Walter J. Johnson, Jr.
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: States that it is possible to get O'Melia commissioned into the Admiral's Club.

  9. "December 15, 1953" (two copies)
    Date: December 15, 1953
    From: Richard J. O'Melia
    To: Walter Johnson
    Content: Thanks Johnson for getting him on a plane out of Ewa after World War II was over, and inquires how he might get promoted from Lt. Colonel to Admiral. Refers to an enclosed letter from Roy Cohn asking for admission into the Admiral's Club on O'Melia's behalf (see "United States Senate" Date: August 4, 1953)

  10. "United States Senate"
    Date: August 4, 1953
    From: Roy Cohn
    To: A. Hunter Bowman
    Content: Asks for admission to the Admiral's Club on Richard O'Melia's behalf.

  11. "Admirals of the Flagship Fleet"
    Date: February 23, 1954
    From: C.R. Smith, Fleet Admiral
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Welcomes O'Melia into the Admiral's Club.

  12. "City of Milwaukee" (attached is a handwritten note stating that the writer did all the work for the case and received less payment than the other firms involved.)
    Date: July 9, 1954
    From: George A. Bowman, Jr.
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Relates to O'Melia the details of the ruling in a case involving Frank Johnson and Suzie Jones.

  13. "Eugene W. Castle"
    Date: January 27, 1954
    From: Eugene W. Castle
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Informs O'Melia that the government is using taxpayers money to buy and distribute the New York Times as propaganda abroad, and suggests that McCarthy put a stop to this. Further states that at present the U.S.I.A. employees 6,800 foreigners, and again encourages McCarthy to take action. Attached is a press release from Eugene Castle enumerating reasons for the abolition of the United States Information Agency.

  14. "460 Yale Avenue"
    Date: May 21, 1954
    From: James E. Munson
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Requests that O'Melia take action to aide Munson's son in getting into postgraduate law school. Attached is a sheet outlining Munson's son's career in the Marines to date.

  15. "Canadian Pacific Hotels"
    Date: June 8, 1954
    From: Daniel Mathews
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Talks about Mathews activities in Quebec and praises McCarthy.

  16. "Fred B. Snite"
    Date: June 8, 1954
    From: Fred B. Snite
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Thanks O'Melia for taking care of him and praises McCarthy.

  17. "Office of District Attorney Kenosha County"
    Date: June 8, 1954
    "United States Senate Committee on Finance" Date: July 9, 1954; and "United States Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry" Date: July 9, 1954 From: John J. Rutchik, District Attorney
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Thanks O'Melia for the kindness shown to him in Washington.

  18. "Phone: North 7-4727" (two copies)
    Date: June 28, 1954
    From: Paul Crouch
    To: J. Edgar Hoover, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Content:: Crouch, an ex-Communist whose testimony has convicted several individuals as Communist conspirators, defends himself against what he sees as trumped up charges made in an effort to whitewash Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is currently undergoing investigation.

  19. "Richmond Packers, Incorporated"
    Date: July 14, 1954
    From: George M. Crump
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Refers to enclosed letters from some Miami attorneys, Senator Holland, and Senator Smathers, and asks for O'Melia's advice as to what steps should be taken next in this case (for attachments see "Redfearn & Ferrell" Date: July 12, 1954; "United States Senate Committee on Finance" Date: July 9, 1954; and "United States Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry" Date: July 9, 1954).

  20. "Redfearn & Ferrell"
    Date: July 12, 1954
    From: D.H. Redfearn
    To: George M. Crump
    Content: Refers to enclosed letters from Senators Holland and Smathers and asks for advice (for attachments see "United States Senate Committee on Finance" Date: July 9, 1954; and "United States Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry" Date: July 9, 1954).

  21. "United States Senate Committee on Finance"
    Date: July 9, 1954
    From: Senator George Smathers
    To: DH Redfearn
    Content: States that because Redfearn's clients, Richmond Packers Inc., are still being investigated for suspected fraud, payment by the Corporation will be withheld.

  22. "United States Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry"
    Date: July 9, 1954
    From: Senator Spessard L. Holland
    To: DH Redfearn
    Content: States that he will do all he can to help in the case of Richmond Packers Inc., however he does not feel it should be turned over to a Congressional Committee until it has been taken up with the Army.

  23. "Dear Mr. O'M."
    Date: November 14, 1954 (date of postage)
    From: Mrs. Dawes
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Gives praise and encouragement.

  24. "Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 20"
    Date: November 20, 19--
    From: Walter G. Wight
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Asks O'Melia to set up an appointment with Mr. Higley's assistant for Wight's son-in-law, Edmund Klukowski.

  25. "Mountain View Hotel"
    Date: November 1954 (date of postage)
    From: Walter G. Wight
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Asks O'Melia to set up an appointment with Mr. Higley's assistant for Wight's son-in-law, Edmund Klukowski.

  26. "November 5, 1954" (copy)
    Date: November 5, 1954
    From: Anton Gerharz
    To: James E. Murray
    Content: Congratulates Murray on his reelection and asks Murray not to vote for McCarthy's censure.

  27. " Personal " (copy)
    Date: November 5, 1954
    From: Anton Gerharz
    To: Mike Mansfield
    Content: Refers to an enclosed copy of Gerharz's letter to James Murray (see "November 5, 1954") and also urges Mansfield not to vote for McCarthy's censure.

  28. " Memorandum " (three copies)
    Date: March 22, 1957
    From: Thomas A. McCormack
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Refers to an enclosed check for two complete sets of vestments to be purchased from a convent operated by the Madams of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo.

  29. "Eugene W. Castle"
    Date: November 26, 1954
    From: Eugene W. Castle
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Argues that the U.S. Information Agency abroad ought to be liquidated for squandering taxpayers dollars. Refers for support to an enclosed article entitled "Flanders in Holiday Plea to Russians to Aid Peace," which describes how the Thanksgiving Day speech of Senator Ralph E. Flanders was broadcast by the USIA in Russia.

  30. "Ed Maher, Inc. 'The' Dallas Ford Dealer"
    Date: December 13, 1954
    From: Edward R. Maher
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Thanks O'Melia for writing and voices is support for McCarthy.

  31. "Kay, Dunphy & McNulty"
    Date: February 9, 1956
    From: Ward Dunphy
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Refers to an enclosed check for $492.50 written for the Sadie Day matter. Also informs O'Melia that they will be receiving in the future $125.00 for the Zwicke case.

  32. "St. Mary's Missions"
    Date: March 3, 1955
    From: Father Jim
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Content: Updates the O'Melia's on the daily struggles of the mission and its school.

  33. "United States Senate Committee on Government Operations" (three copies)
    Date: September 24, 1956
    From: Richard J. O'Melia
    To: (?)
    Content: Refers to enclosed copy of Senate document 148. Asks for all hearings, reports, and documents that were published by the recipient's committee beginning in 1956.

  34. "February 15, 1957"
    Date: February 15, 1957
    From: Tierney Elizabeth McCarthy
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Content: Thanks them for a dress.

  35. "March 5, 1957"
    Date: March 5, 1957
    From: Eli E. Nobleman
    To: Mar Gertner, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Ohio State Law Journal
    Content: Thanks Gertner for asking him to write an an article for the Ohio State Law Journal's symposium on the Federal Loyalty Security Program, but declines because he does not feel that he knows enough about the topic to write an article. Suggests that Gertner contact Richard O'Melia.

  36. "Ohio State Law Journal"
    Date: February 27, 1957
    From: Marc Gertner
    To: Eli E. Nobleman
    Content: Asks Nobleman to write an article for the Ohio State Law Journal's symposium on the Federal Loyalty Security Program.

  37. "Law Offices of O'Melia & Kaye"
    Date: March 7, 1957
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Content: States that May O'Melia died.

  38. "Rhinelander's 75th Diamond Jubilee"
    Date: June 15, 1957
    From: Brad Taylor
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Content: States that he is looking forward to the prospect of O'Melia visiting on the 6th and 7th of July and relates that General Thomas C. Darcy will be there also.

  39. "Law Offices of O'Melia & Kaye"
    Date: June 17, 1957
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Content: Relates that he met Brad and Helen at the Country Club, and that they are very excited that Richard O'Melia will be coming for the Rhinelander's 75th Diamond Jubilee. Encourages Richard, if he decides to come, to stay a little extra time to fish.

  40. "Michael O'Neil"
    Date: June 24, 1957
    From: Michael O'Neil
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Thanks O'Melia for donating the trophy for the annual O'Neil Invitational Tuna Tournament.

  41. "Law Offices of O'Melia & Kaye"
    Date: August 26, 1957
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Reports that he already sent the birth certificate that Richard asked for again, and inquires whether Richard ever received the voting registration certificate he sent.

  42. "Western Union"
    Date: September 23, 1955
    From: Tank and Bazy Tankersley
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Content: Invites the O'Melias for a supper party on September 28.

  43. "Hotel Miramar"
    Date: (?)
    From: Hotel Miramar
    To: (?)
    Content: Wishes Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

  44. "Dear Mom" (postcard)
    Date: July 10, 1963 (date of postage)
    From: Nial O'Melia
    To: Jane O'Melia
    Content: Relates some of what Nial is doing in Florida.

  45. "Dick:" (handwritten note)
    Date: (?)
    From: J. Ean (?)
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Asks if the writer can keep O'Melia's 3-D's until May 14.

  46. "Mrs. Thos. F. O'Neil"
    Date: (?)
    From: Mary O'Neil
    To: Jane O'Melia
    Content: Sends words from a speech of Pius X concerning Communism.

  47. "United States Senate Memorandum"
    Date: (?)
    From: Judy
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: States an anonymous caller reported that Welsh has an office in room 3C717 at the Pentagon and a staff of close to 100 working for him under the direction of Lt. Col. John F. Murry.

  48. "44 Whitehall St., Rm 1015"
    Date: (?)
    From: Thomas G. Crowe
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Talks about acts of blackmail done by religious and charitable groups.

  49. ""Dear Mr. O'Melia" (handwritten letter)
    Date: Sunday
    From: David Richard Vidan
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Thanks O'Melia for phone calls and advice given during Vidan's recent trip to Washington D.C.

  50. "City of Milwaukee"
    Date: February 5, 19--
    From: Elsie Sutschek
    To: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Refers to an enclosed check and wishes O'Melia's family well in Florida.



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