Charles Julian Bloch Files on General Douglas MacArthurCharles Julian Bloch Files on General Douglas MacArthur

Charles Julian Bloch Files on General Douglas MacArthur

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Julian Bloch Files on General Douglas MacArthur
Creator: Bloch, Charles J. (Charles Julian), 1893-1974.
Dates: 1951
Extent: 1.0 folder
Collection Number: RBRL/045/CJB
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: This collection contains eleven items related to Charles J. Bloch’s connection with the inquiry into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur. Charles Bloch served as Senator Russell's personal aid in the Senate’s inquiry into United States policy in Asia, particularly concerning the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Charles Julian Bloch, a lawyer from Macon, Georgia, was a longtime friend and political ally of Senator Russell. He was active in efforts to preserve racial segregation, preparing a brief in the 5th Circuit Court case supporting Georgia’s “white primary” elections. Ultimately, the court’s decision in the case reaffirmed the right of African-Americans to vote in primary elections. Bloch also announced Russell’s unsuccessful candidacy for the 1948 Democratic presidential nomination. In 1951, Russell called on Bloch to serve as his personal aid in the Senate’s inquiry into US policy in Asia, particularly concerning the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur. Senator Russell served on the Senate committee that investigated McArthur’s dismissal.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of clippings, a telegram and a handwritten note reflecting Charles J. Bloch’s involvement in the 1951 Senate hearings investigating the relief of Douglas MacArthur from command.

Organization and Arrangement

The materials are arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Charles Julian Bloch Files on General Douglas MacArthur, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Notes

Newspaper clippings have been copied onto bond paper for protection of content. Duplicates of clippings in Senator Russell's scrapbooks were removed.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2008.


Related Materials

Access Points

Governmental investigations--United States.
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
United States--Congress--Senate.

Related Collections in this Repository

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Charles J. Bloch Papers, Middle Georgia Historical Society, Macon, Georgia


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Folder
1Clippings, a telegram and a handwritten note reflecting Charles J. Bloch’s involvement in the Senate hearings investigating the relief of Douglas MacArthur from command, 1951