Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. (1922-2010)
MSA SC 3520-2087


Career Notes and Time Line:  Charles McCurdy Mathias Jr.
A working document by Ryan Polk, Research Archivist, Archives of Maryland Online, March, 2005.

Senator Charles McCurdy "Mac" Mathias, Jr. leads tour of George Washington's First Plantation

Books -

Andrews, Matthew Page.  Tecentenary History of Maryland.  4 vols.,, 1925.

Maryland Manual 1959-1960 Annapolis:  The Hall of Records Commission, 1960.

Maryland Manual 1985-1986.  Annapolis:  The Hall of Records Commission, 1985.

Papenfuse, Edward C., ed.  Archives of Maryland New Series I:  An Historical List of Public Officials of Maryland.  Vol. 1: 1632 - 1990.
        Annapolis:  Maryland State Archives, 1990.

Articles -

"Negroes, City Must Settle Seating Fight," The Washington Post, Oct. 21, 1959, City Life sec. B8.

Nate Haseltine, "Mathias Beats Foley to Return 6th District to GOP Ranks," The Washington Post, Nov 9, 1960. pg. A6.

"Mathias Makes Thank You Tour," The Washington Post, Times Herald. Nov 13, 1960. pg. B4.

"Administration Scolded by Mathias For Dragging Feet on Potomac Plans," The Washington Post, Times Herald Mar 26, 1966, Real Estate sec. C15.

"Mathias Wants Speedup," The Washington Post, Times Herald, Mar 29, 1966, For And About Women sec. B7.

"Drought Plan Proposed by Rep. Mathias," The Washington Post, Times Herald, Sep 23, 1966, A9.

Quoted in Time March 31, 1967.

"Mathias Urges Repeal Of Political Gift Setup," The Washington Post, Times Herald, Apr 21, 1967, A8.

"Potomac Dam Study Proposed by Mathias," The Washington Post, Times Herald, May 11, 1967, Plain And Fancy Food sec. C23.

Bart Barnes, "Mathias Runs for Senate; Seeks Seat Of Brewster In Maryland Mathias Launches Senate Campaign," The Washington Post, Times Herald , Feb 11, 1968, A1.

Peter A. Jay, "Mathias Says Labor Treated Him Unfairly," The Washington Post, Sep. 27, 1968, City Life sec. B3.

David R. Boldt, "Mathias Endorses Tydings' Drug Bill," The Washington Post, Oct. 19, 1969, City Life sec. D8.

Sarah Booth Conroy, "Marred, Mangled Banne?; Marred, Mangled Banner," The Washington Post, Times Herald , Jan 8, 1971, Style People/The Arts/Gardens sec. B1.

"One Republican's Ordeal," Time, Nov. 28, 1969.

Peter Ruehl, "Mathias returns from 5-Day tour: "Action needed on Bay," The Evening Capital, June 27, 1973, pg. 19.

"Bay Problems Occupy Mathias Alter 5-Day Trip," The Washington Post, Times Herald, Jun. 27, 1973, Metro sec. C2.

Douglas Watson, "Mathias Rides Anti-Nixon Tide; Sen. Mathias Riding Anti-Nixon Crest," The Washington Post, Times Herald , Oct. 15, 1973, sec. A1.

Charles A. Krause, "Mathias: Disclose All Data; Senator Sees Possible Need To Impeach," The Washington Post, Times Herald , Nov. 26, 1973, Metro sec. C1.

Michael Kernan, "Mathias: Following His 'Thread of Responsibility'; Mathias: Following His 'Thread of Responsibility'...," The Washington Post, Jun 2, 1974, Style sec. K1.

Douglas Watson, "Mathias Purge Threats End; White House Scandals Boost Senator's Re-election Bid," The Washington Post, Aug. 15, 1974, Metro sec. C1.

Douglas Watson, "Mathias Aim Of Right Wing Ad Campaign; Sen. Mathias Target of Ad Campaign," The Washington Post, Aug. 30, 1974, Metro sec. C1.

Karlyn Barker, "Mathias Is Elected To a Second Term," The Washington Post, Nov. 6, 1974, sec. A12.

Hal Willard, "Pulling Together an Ecosystem", The Washington Post, Nov. 14, 1974, Panorama Potomac Region sec. D12.

"Revolt from the Center?," Time, Dec. 8, 1975.

"Mathias to air his intentions," The Evening Capital, 9 January 1976.

"Mathias faults help to poor," The Evening Capital, 14 January 1976.

"Mathias' 'stroll'," The EveningCapital, 26 January 1976.

"McCarthy, Mathias campaigns challenge the 2-party system," The Evening Capital, 2 February 1976.

"Mathias would be a good President," The Evening Capital, 11 February 1976.

"Mathias may end bid soon," The Evening Capital, 26 February 1976.

"Mathias:  time to tell the truth:  Senator describes what he wants in next President," The Evening Capital, 3 March 1976.

Quoted in Time August 16, 1976.

"Living With The Scarlet Letter," Time, vol. 108, no. 8, Aug. 23, 1976.

"Renewed debate is likely on U.S. public lending right," American Libraries, December 1983, vol. 14, p. 694.

Michael A. Scully, ""The foreign-policy soap," National Review, June 1, 1984, vol. 36, p. 41.

"American Notes the Senate: Mathias Bows Out," Time, Oct. 7, 1985.

Alan Crawford, "The long goodbye: Mac Mathias is leaving the Senate after serving eighteen years, but his taste for class politics should live on," Warfield's, September 1986, vol. 1 no. 7, pp.80-87.

Richard Stengel, "Farewell to a Quartet of Kings of the Hill: Four retiring members of Congress represent the passing of political traditions," Time, Nov. 10, 1986.

Philip M Stern, "The tin cup Congress; in between fundraisers, they squeeze in a few hours to govern.," American Libraries, December 1988, vol. 14, p. 694.

Hansen, Susan.  "Mathias doesn't dwell on past, except for issue of 1864 ransom paid by Frederick," The Baltimore Sun, 14 December 1990.

"Liberty Tree seedling moved to avoid axe," The Capital, December 19, 2001, Police Beat sec., A15.

Dr. William C. Baker, "Leadership–key to saving Bay 30 years ago–is more vital today," The Bay Journal, June 2003.

Anita Huslin, "Bay's Visionary: Ex-Senator's Dream of Restoration 30 Years Ago Still Unrealized," The Washington Post, June 15, 2003, Metro sec. C1.

Anita Huslin, "Environmental Activists Issue New Call to Save Bay; Event Feting Mathias Includes Push for New Oversight Plan," The Washington Post, June 17, 2003, Metro sec. B1.

Mike Unger, "Bay: New era, same concerns," The Capital, June 17, 2003, A1.

"Our say:Mathias right about need for bay preservation efforts," The Capital, June 19, 2003, Editorial sec. A8.

Charles McC. Mathias, "Turning the Tide on the Chesapeake," The Washington Post, July 6, 2003, Editorial sec. B8.

Michael Dresser, "Septic systems may be included in sewer bill; Ehrlich against addition; measure calls for fee", The Baltimore Sun, March 4, 2004, Local sec. pg. 5B.

"Former Sen. Mathias faints at ceremony," The Baltimore Sun, July 3, 2004, Local, sec. 2B.

Shirley Ebrahimian, "A Man for All Seasons," Frederick Magazine, March 2005.

"Md. senator was GOP 'maverick'." The Baltimore Sun, 26 January 2010.

"Charles Mathias, Former U.S. Senator, Dies at 87." The New York Times, 26 January 2010.

"Former U.S. Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr. of Maryland dies at 87." The Washington Post, 26 January 2010.

Other Materials -

Charles E. Trail, "Trail-McElfresh-Grosh Family Tree," c. 1880, Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Sen. Charles McCurdy Mathias Collection) MSA SC 5620-2-1.

Anonymous, unpublished biography, circa 1979.

Tributes to the Honorable Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. United States Senator from Maryland: to commemorate his years of service to the State of Maryland and to the nation in the Congress of the United States 1961-1987, January 3, 1961-January 3, 1987. U.S. Congress, Senate. 99th Cong., 2d sess., 1986.  Washington:  Government Printing Office, 1986.

1999 Society of Senates Past Publication, 1999.
2000 Society of Senates Past Publication, 2000.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-present on-line:  8/2000.

Official Congressional Directory, 93rd Congress First Session biography


Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., "Courthouse Square, Frederick." Maryland Historical Magazine, 47 (1952): 110-120.

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.,“Managing the District of Columbia.” In We Propose: A Modern Congress. Selected Proposals by the House Republican Task Force on Congressional Reform and Minority Staffing, edited by Mary McInnis, pp. 271-78. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1966.

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.,“Executive Privilege and Congressional Responsibility in Foreign Affairs.” In Secrecy and Foreign Policy, edited by Thomas M. Franck and Edward Weisband, pp. 69-86. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.,“National Emergencies and the Constitution.” Congressional Studies 7 (spring 1979): 5-9.

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.,"Ethnic Groups and Foreign Policy," Foreign Affairs 59, no. 5 (summer 1981).

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.,"Habitual Hatred-Unsound Policy," Foreign Affairs 61, no. 5 (summer 1983).

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.,“The War Powers Resolution: Resolving the Dilemma.” SAIS Review 5 (Winter-Spring 1985): 43-49.

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., For a More Perfect Union: Public Words of Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. 1986.

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.,"Should There Be Public Financing of Congressional Campaigns?,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 486 (July 1986): 64-75.

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.,"Dateline Middle East: The Dangers Of Disengagement." Foreign Policy, (summer 1986).

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.,"Advice and Consent: The Role of the United States Senate in the Judicial Selection Process.” University of Chicago Law Review 54 (Winter 1987): 200-207.

The Century Foundation, [Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., Co-Chair] "Obstacle Course" - Report by the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on the Presidential Appointment Process, Twentieth Century Fund Press, New York, 1996.

John D. Macomber and Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. "Third Party Arms Transfers: Requirements for the 21st Century," Policy Papers, for the Atlantic Council of the United States, October 1998

Hon. Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., and Marion Morris. "Fair Housing Legislation: Not an Easy Row to Hoe." Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research 4, no. 3 (1999).

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., "Turning the Tide on the Chesapeake," The Washington Post, July 6, 2003, Editorial sec. B8.

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., "A Bad Option to Take," The Washington Post, May 12, 2005, Editorial sec. A21. 

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