George Francis Lemble papers: 1958-1968
Summary Information
Title: George Francis Lemble papers
Creator: Lemble, George Francis.
Inclusive dates: 1958-1968
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract:
Ann Arbor, Michigan businessman, president of the Washtenaw Conservatives, active in local Republican Party affairs; correspondence and other papers relating to politics, the Board of Education, the Housing Commission and Police Department of Ann Arbor, and the Willow Run project of the federal anti-poverty program.
Call number: 851711 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Thomas E. Powers, 1968

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of George F. Lemble (donor no. 4457) and came to the library in 1968.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Copyright:

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, George Francis Lemble papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

George Lemble was an insurance underwriter for the Security Mutual Life Insurance Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition, he was active in both the civic and political affairs of the city. He was an outspoken conservative, serving as president of the Washtenaw Conservatives and speaking out as a Republican in support of Barry Goldwater's candidacy in 1964 and in opposition to the creation of a housing commission and passage of a fair housing ordinance in Ann Arbor. He ran, unsuccessfully, in 1966 to the city council.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The George Lemble collection consists of a series of correspondence, clippings, newsletters and other publications dating from 1958 to 1968, and relating to his political activities in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. Another series of miscellaneous other papers relates to the debate over establishment of Ann Arbor Housing Commission in 1965, to his 1966 campaign for election to the Ann Arbor City Council, and to local conservative politics in general.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Ann Arbor (Mich.)
  • Conservatism.
  • Education -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1964.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1966.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Police -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1964.
  • Public welfare -- Michigan -- Willow Run.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
  • Willow Run (Mich.)
  • Ann Arbor (Mich.). Housing Commission.
  • Lemble, George Francis, 1924-1974.
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • University of Michigan -- Students -- Social life and customs -- 1961-1970.
  • Washtenaw County Conservatives (Mich.)
  • Dearden, John F. (John Francis), 1907-1988.
  • Dirksen, Everett McKinley.
  • Durant, Richard.
  • Ervin, Sam J. (Sam James), 1896-1985.
  • Esch, Marvin Lionel, 1927-
  • Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.
  • Griffin, Robert P. (Robert Paul), 1923-2015.
  • Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
  • Lawrence, David, 1888-
  • Lobsinger, Donald.
  • McNamara, Patrick Vincent, 1894-1966.
  • Meader, George, 1907-1994.
  • Romney, George W., 1907-1995.
  • Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
  • Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991.
  • Young, Milton Ruben, 1897-1983.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Chronological papers undated, 1958-1968 [series]

(correspondence, clippings, published materials, and other papers)

Box   1  
Undated, 1958-1966 (21 folders)
Box   2  
Undated, 1966-1968 (10 folders)
 
Other papers [series]
Box   2  
Debate over establishment of Ann Arbor Housing Commission 1965
Box   2  
Petition requesting referendum on the creation of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission 1965
Box   2  
1966 campaign for city council, 1965-1966 1965-1966
Box   2  
Willow Run Association for Neighborhood Development
Box   2  
Business papers 1961-1962
Box   2  
Mailing and other lists (2 folders)
Box   2  
Clippings, flyers, and other election miscellanea (14 folders)
Additional Descriptive Data
Selective Index to Correspondents
Dearden, John F. (John Francis), 1907-1988.
  • July 15, 1968
Dirksen, Everett McKinley.
  • Oct. 5, 1966
Durant, Richard
  • Mar. 10, 1968
Ervin, Samuel J. (Sam James), 1896-1985.
  • June 9, 1964
Esch, Marvin Lionel, 1927-
  • Mar. 22, 1967, May 9, 1967, June 18, 1968
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.
  • June 15, 1965, July 21, 1965
Griffin, Robert P. (Robert Paul), 1923-
  • Sept. 17, 1965, Jan. 25, 1967, Feb. 13, 1967, Mar. 16, 1967, May 4, 1967, May 16, 1967, June 6, 1967
Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976.
  • Apr. 14, 1964
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
  • Mar. 15, 1965
Lawrence, David, 1888-
  • Nov. 24, 1967
Lobsinger, Donald
  • Sept. 19, 1965
McNamara, Patrick Vincent, 1894-1966.
  • Apr. 14, 1964
Meader, George, 1907-
  • Dec. 17, 1964, Apr. 20, 1964, Apr. 28, 1964, May 1, 1964, May 20, 1964, June 24, 1964, Jan. 30, 1965
Romney, George, 1907-
  • Mar. 1, 1963, Oct. 15, 1963, June 26, 1964, June 21, 1965
Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
  • June 1, 1964
Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991.
  • May 2, 1964
Young, Milton Reuben, 1897-1983
  • June 2, 1964