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Document Details


Title: Carl M. Marcy
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: U.S. Congress. Senate. Historical Office
Collection: Senate Oral History Project
Series: Item 1 of Series Carl M. Marcy
Description: Senator J. William Fulbright holds the record as the longest serving chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee (fifteen years, from 1959 to 1974), but Carl Marcy served for eighteen years as the committee's chief of staff (from 1955 to 1973). For most of that time their service overlapped, and Marcy's recollections are in large part the story of Fulbright's impact on the committee, during the presidencies of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. It was a period in which the bipartisan consensus in foreign policy unraveled and the gap between Congress and the White House widened steadily, most notably over the war in Vietnam. No longer completely trusting the executive branch as a source of information, the committee expanded its staff during Marcy's tenure as chief of staff and pursued more vigorous oversight of the policy makers.
Extent: 20 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Marcy_interview_1.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: 1913 to 1973
Speaker: Marcy, Carl M., 1913-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1913
Speaker place of birth: Falls City, OR; Oregon; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Chief of staff
Age at speaking: 70
Document date: 14-Sep-1983
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
Organizations discussed: City College of New York, New York, NY; Columbia University, New York, NY; U.S. Congress. Senate; U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations; U.S. Department of State; Willamette University, Salem, OR
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oregon; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Biography; City College of New York, New York, NY; Columbia University, New York, NY; District of Columbia; Education; Education, Higher; Family; Federal government; Legislative bodies--United States; Legislators--United States; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; Oregon; Political science--United States; U.S. Congress. Senate; U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations; U.S. Department of State; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government; Willamette University, Salem, OR; Work; Work environment
Topics discussed - Other terms: Congressional liaison
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022120-23133