This collection contains notebooks related to legislation brought before the US House of Representatives during the tenure of Democratic Congressman Kenneth A. Roberts’ (1912-1989; representative from 1951-1965). Each notebook contains a table of contents listing legislation sponsored by Roberts, in alphabetical order by subject (eg, Cuba, juvenile delinquency), along with other congressional activities, voting records, etc.
Kenneth Allison Roberts was born in Piedmont, Alabama in 1912 where he attended public school and then Samford College in Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Alabama Law School in 1935 and practiced law in Talladega from 1937-1942. He was elected to the Alabama State Senate in 1942, but resigned to join the US Navy, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres until his discharge in 1945. After serving as a US Representative from 1951-1965, he returned to practicing law until his retirement in 1979. He was a resident of Anniston, Alabama until his death in 1989. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Latham, Bethany, "Kenneth A. Roberts Congressional Notebooks: Finding Aid" (2021). Finding Aids. 21.