Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hobson donates his Congressional papers

This is an article that appears in the Dayton Daily News

Hobson donates congressional papers to WSU
Documents cover the retiring congressman's 18-year tenure in U.S. House.
By Dave Larsen

Staff Writer

Saturday, January 03, 2009

FAIRBORN — Retiring U.S. Rep. Dave Hobson, R-Springfield, has donated his congressional papers to Wright State University, where they will be housed in the Special Collections and Archives in Wright State's Paul Laurence Dunbar Library.

Hobson's congressional papers document his political career from his 1991 election to the U.S. House of Representatives to his retirement at the end of 2008. The collection includes legislative documents, photographs, correspondence and printed material chronicling Hobson's accomplishments and service to Ohio's 7th Congressional District.

Wright State announced Hobson's donation on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

"I am impressed with Wright State's archiving program, and the fact that it is part of the district that I have represented for the past 18 years," Hobson said.

Wright State's archives is home to the largest Wright Brothers Collection in the world. The repository also is home to the papers of former Gov. and presidential candidate James M. Cox, and former U.S. representative and United Nations ambassador Tony Hall.

Hobson's collection "is a valuable addition to our holdings on the political history of the region and nation and will provide a rich resource for the study of Hobson's career, the issues he addressed and their importance to the community and region," said Stephen Foster, Wright State librarian.

Hobson, a Cincinnati native, is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Ohio State University College of Law. Hobson served as an Ohio state senator from 1982 to 1990, serving as president of the Ohio Senate from 1988 to 1990. Hobson and his wife, Carolyn, live in Springfield.

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