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Manuscript Group 148

ABE McGREGOR GOFF

Papers, 1915-1968
30 c.f.


The papers of Abe McGregor Goff were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Mr. Goff at two widely separated times. The first group, his official Interstate Commerce Commission and Post Office papers, were sent from Washington, D.C., in July 1967, with the proviso they be sealed for twenty years. The personal papers were donated in September 1984. The two groups were combined and were processed by Judith Nielsen between April and July 1987.

BIOGRAPHY OF ABE McGREGOR GOFF

Abe McGregor Goff was born in Colfax, Washington, December 21, 1899, the fourth son of Herbert W. and Mary Francis (Dorsey) Goff. In addition to his three brothers he had one younger sister. He left high school from September 1917 to February 1918 to serve as a private in the Washington State National Guard during World War I. He returned to school and graduated in 1918. While at Colfax High School he was on both the track and football teams.

Working his way through the University of Idaho he held such jobs as day laborer in a lumber mill, construction worker, plumbers helper, dish washer, and was also sexton at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He also found time to participate in dramatics, where he appeared in many plays including the part of the Indian Chief in "The Light on the Mountain", in football where his exploits earned him one of the first spots in the University of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame, and in campus politics where he was elected president of the Freshman Class for the third quarter, and in April 1923 ran for president of the ASUI, but was defeated by Talbot Jennings. He was also active in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Goff was a cadet colonel in the university ROTC regiment and was commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the infantry reserve in February 1923. In 1933 he transferred to the Judge Advocate General's Department as a Captain, and when called to active duty had risen to Major.

After graduating from the University of Idaho Law School in 1924 he was admitted to the Idaho Bar and joined the law office of C.J. Orland. His first case, which he lost, was defending a West Virginian accused of making moonshine. In addition to his law practice Goff was football coach at Moscow High School for several years, and also a lay reader at the Episcopal Church in Colfax.

He was appointed Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Latah County in 1924 and elected to the position of Prosecuting Attorney in 1926, serving successive terms through 1934.

On August 24, 1927 Abe Goff married Florence Letitia Richardson, a 1923 graduate of the University of Idaho, who was a physical education teacher at the university. They had two children, Timothy Richardson and Annie McGregor.

In 1940 he was elected state senator after an unsuccessful primary campaign for the nomination as U.S. Senator. As state senator he introduced and secured passage of a bill recognizing the power of the Supreme Court to make rules governing procedure in all courts in Idaho. He also introduced bills amending the community property statutes.

In August 1941 he was recalled to active duty as a Major, later being promoted to Colonel, in the Judge Advocate General's Department. One of the first officers to go overseas, in February 1942 he was sent to Africa and the Middle East as legal advisor to the U.S. Military North African Mission, headquartered with the British army in Cairo. He was with the British during Rommel's advance across Africa in the spring of 1942. He also saw duty in Italian East Africa and Iran. He was military envoy to Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and military escort of Madame Chaing Kai-shek during her visit to Eritrea.

Returning to the United States after sixteen months in Africa, Goff served as assistant chief of the International Law Division in the office of the Judge Advocate General and as Special Council for the War Department in numerous cases in Federal Courts throughout the U.S. involving the constitutionality of wartime powers exercised by army area commanders, and later served as Deputy Director of the U.S. War Crimes Office. He went to London as senior War Department representative to the Allied War Crimes Conference in 1945 and served in Europe and the Pacific area setting up procedures for the prosecution of war criminals. While assigned to General McArthur's staff in Tokyo he organized the International Prosecution Section for the trial of Tojo and other Japanese war criminals, but did not participate in the prosecutions.

He returned to the U.S. and the office of the Under Secretary of War in the spring of 1946 to serve, until relieved from duty in September 1946, as a member of a special clemency board charged with reviewing sentences of convicted military prisoners. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Army Commendation Medal, and eight other service or campaign medals.

In 1946, while still on active duty, he was nominated as the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat held by Compton White, Sr. He won this election, and, as a member of the 80th Congress was elected president of the 80th Club, a group composed of 74 first year House Republicans; other officers were J. Caleb Boggs, vice-president, and Richard Nixon, secretary. Goff was also a member of the Committee on Agriculture and of the Speaker's Steering Committee for the House. In 1948 he was defeated in his bid for re-election by White when the First District voted heavily for Truman.

Following this defeat he, returned to active military duty for six months on a special assignment dealing with the new code for courts-martial, as chairman of a Board of Review in the office of the Army Judge Advocate General.

In the summer of 1949 he returned to Moscow to resume his law practice, this time alone, Orland having died in the interim. It was not until 1953, just shortly before going to Washington, D.C., that he took in a new partner, Cope Gale of St. Maries. Following the death of U.S. Senator Bert Miller in 1950, Goff attempted to gain the nomination for his seat, but lost out to former Senator Henry Dworshak.

Following the Eisenhower victory in 1952, Goff wrote many letters to colleagues asking for assistance in getting a federal appointment. His chance came in December 1953, when, at the request of Postmaster Arthur Summerfield, he went to Washington, D.C. to accept the position of Solicitor of the Post Office, a title which was later changed to General Council. His appointment became effective February 1, 1954.

He resigned his Post Office position when President Eisenhower named him to fill Owen Clarke's unexpired Interstate Commerce Commission term. His appointment was confirmed by the Senate on January 30, 1958 and he took his oath of office on February 12. On December 29, 1959, he was reappointed for a full seven year term. In April 1963 he replaced Donald McPherson as Vice Chairman of the Commission, and in 1964 his colleagues elected him Chairman. Although he had the unanimous endorsement of industry and the practitioners, President Johnson chose not to reappointment him when his term expired in December 1966. Goff remained on the commission until July 1967 when his replacement, Grant Syphers, was confirmed. In Goff's words: "Apparently I am too staunch a Republican and advocate of the independence of the Commission to be reappointed by this highly partisan administration."

Since he was within two years of mandatory retirement when he left the Interstate Commerce Commission, Goff decided to return to Moscow, Idaho, where he spent the remaining 17 years of his life. After several months of ill health, Abe Goff died on Friday, November 23, 1984. He was survived by his wife and daughter, his son having died previously.

He was a member of and held national offices in the Idaho State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Society of International Law, American Judicature Society, Federal Bar Association, and Judge Advocates Association. He was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, Supreme Court of the Philippines, and the Supreme Court of Idaho. He was also a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Reserve Officers Association, The Military Order of the Carabao, Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Masons, and Elks. He was a longtime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Moscow and served as its treasurer for many years while an attorney in town.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The papers of Abe McGregor Goff span the years 1915 to 1968, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1942 to 1967. There are 20 cubic feet of Interstate Commerce Commission material, 13 feet of cases decided by the commission and 7 feet of office files containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, brochures, reports, and reprints. The remaining material consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, brochures, etc. relating to Goff's careers in the military and Post Office Department, also his legal and political activities. There are also speeches, mementos, income tax returns, photographs, and scrapbooks, some relating to his days in Colfax and also his time at the University of Idaho.

There is very little material from Goff's political career, only a few brochures and posters from his campaigns, and some correspondence, much of it written after the Eisenhower victory in 1952 when Goff was attempting to obtain a government appointment. There is no material from his retirement years in Moscow.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The major portion of the Goff papers were received in sealed boxes for which Mr. Goff had prepared a brief description of the contents. These papers were left in their original order and the original folder headings and basic divisions were likewise retained. The second group of material, received in 1984, was likewise in labeled boxes. and folders. Although some of these items related to the earlier material no attempt at integration was made. Instead, the sealed boxes were considered as "professional" papers and the latter as "personal." The personal papers were sorted by career, i.e., Interstate Commerce Commission, Post Office, Military, early years. Each division contains papers, mementos, and photographs.

The Interstate Commerce Commission papers, which form the vast majority of this manuscript group, are divided into several subseries: cases, office files, personal files, and "Chairman's Reading File." The folders for the individual cases contain the original petitions, memorandums, reports, suggested changes in reports, records of commission votes, and final decisions of the commission. Some of the folders contain material from the files on Owen Clarke whom Goff replaced. Since there are so many cases (13 cubic feet) the contents are summarized by type in the following inventory. The cases which concern the Pacific Northwest are listed below:

Box	Folder	Description
2	25	Clarke Tank Lines Company, Extension, Billings, Montana, 1959-1960
5	95-96	Pacific Motor Trucking Co., Extension, Oregon, 1956-1961
8	141	Northern Pacific Railway - Discontinuance of Passenger Service, Spokane to Lewiston, 1965
	152	Great Northern Pacific & Burlington Lines - Merger with Great Northern Railway Co., 1964
9	172	Accident near Missoula, Montana, 1962
11	230	Western Pacific Railroad Co. v. Camas Prairie Railroad Co., 1965-1967
12	240	Washington Potato and Onion Shippers Assn. v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 1957-1958
	245	Idaho Intrastate Freight Rates and Charges, 1960-1961
	255	Grain - Idaho, Oregon & Washington to Ports in Oregon and Washington, 1962-1966
13	268	Idaho Intrastate Freight Rates and Charges, 1958-1960
	269	Oregon Intrastate Freight Rates and Charges, 1960

The second subseries consists of office files arranged alphabetically. These include such items as the effect of Alaskan statehood on the ICC, and other background material for cases before the commission. The third subseries contains similar background material on general ICC practices as well as a few files of personal interests. the "Chairman's Reading File" contains letters written by others for Goff's signature, especially responses to congressmen and public officials.

The second series consists of correspondence Goff maintained while at the Post Office Department and the Interstate Commerce Commission. Most of the correspondence is a mixture of personal and professional. There is some interesting correspondence with Elizabeth Takeda dating from 1963-1967. She was a young Japanese girl the Goff's sponsored at the Parsons School of Design; Goff had become acquainted with her father when he was in Japan after World War II.

Series three, Trips and Speeches, is also subdivided. The first section contains a folder for each speech Goff gave while at the ICC. Included are correspondence, programs, travel vouchers, a marked copy of the speech, and photographs of the occasion. These are arranged chronologically. The second section contains speech notes, mimeographed speeches and printed speeches, some printed in the Congressional, others in Post Office journals. These are arranged chronologically by type of speech, e.g., patriotic and political, post office related, ICC related, etc.

The fourth series contains Goff's official Post Office papers, including correspondence with postal unions, which are arranged alphabetically by organization, material on official functions such as first day issues and post office dedications, and investigations, appointments, etc., which are arranged by state, and alphabetically arranged subject files. Among those items arranged by state is correspondence dealing with the remodeling of the Moscow post office.

The next series contains reports, correspondence, mementos, and photographs of Goff's military career. These are arranged by theater of operation. Also included in this series are two published books in which Goff has made notes. The rather late inclusive dates in this series reflect Goff's ongoing correspondence with some of his military colleagues.

Goff's legal office papers consist of correspondence and notes dealing with the examination of property abstracts, papers on specific cases he handled, and corporation, records for two businesses he was involved with, Moscow Air Transportation Company, and the Moscow Queen Mining Company.

The remaining papers constitute the personal papers. Series seven contains photographs, clippings, correspondence, and publications relating to Goff's public life, while series eight contains clippings and photographs of his family, friends, and college life. There are also items dealing with his fraternity activities and several certificates.

The final series contains oversize items such as scrapbooks, photograph albums, photographs, and medals from high school sporting events.

All material was originally in legal size folders; by refoldering into letter size folders the total number of containers was reduced. Many printed government documents in the Interstate Commerce Commission material were transferred to the Government Documents Department of the library, published books were added to the library's general collection. Duplicate near print items, especially numerous in this category were speeches and memoranda, were discarded, as were duplicate copies of programs and articles. In all, this group was reduced by 26 cubic feet.

SERIES LIST

Containers

I. Interstate Commerce Commission, 1953-1967

A. Cases, 1953-1967 1-13

B. Office Files, 1956-1957 14-18

C. Personal Files, 1953-1967 18-20

D. Chairman's Reading File, 1964 20

II. Correspondence, 1953-1967

A. Personal File, 1953-1967 21-22

B. Miscellaneous, 1958-1967 22

Ill. Trips and Speeches, 1944-1968

A. Interstate Commerce Commission Trips, 1957-1967 22-24

B. Speech Notes and Printed Speeches, 1944-1968 24-25

IV. Post Office Department, 1954-1958

A. Post Office Unions, 1954-1958 25

B. Post Office Matters, by State, 1954-1958 25-26

C. Alphabetical Files, 1954-1957 26

V. Military Career, 1941-1967 27

VI. Legal Practice, Moscow, Idaho, 1925-1953

A. General, 1925-1953 28

B. Moscow Air Transportation Company, 1929-1932 28

C. Moscow Queen Mining Company, 1936-1943 28

VII. Personal Papers - Professional Life, 1925-1967

A. Military Career, 1942-1946 28

B. Politics, 1925-1956 28-29

C. Post Office Department, 1954-1959 29

D. Interstate Commerce Commission Years, 1957-1967 29

VIII. Personal Papers - Private Life, ca.1900-1965 29

IX. Oversize Items, 1915-1963 30

INVENTORY

ABE McGREGOR GOFF PAPERS

Box Folder Description Items

I. Interstate Commerce Commission, 1953-1957

A. Cases, 1953-1967

1-6	1-114	Operating Rights Cases (91), 1955-1967	4250
6	115-123	Finance Cases - Motor (9), 1958-1967	380
7-10	124-180	Finance Cases - Rail (40), 1953-1967	1900
10	181-202	Rate Cases - Motor (22), 1958-1967	420
10-13	203-271	Rate Cases - Rail (66), 1957-1967	2110
13	272-277	Rate and Finance Cases (6), 1957-1967	170

B. Office Files, 1956-1967

14	278	Advisory Committees, 1960-1964	53
	279	Air Express Agreement, 1959	8
	280	Air Freight Forwarding, 1964	8
	281	Airline Competition with Buses, 1963-1965	7
	282	Airline Strike, 1966	10
	283	Alaska - Earthquake, 1964	17
	284	Alaska - Effects of Statehood, 1958	14
	285	Alaska - Hawaii Grandfather Applications, 1960-1964	20
	286	Alaska - Motor Carriers, 1958-1961	28
	287	Alaska - Water Carriers & Freight Forwarders, 1958-1959	14
	288	American Bar Association Hearing Examiners Committee, 1966-1967	38
	289	Applicant Fitness, 1959-1965	42
	290	Appointment Calendars, 1962-1966	6
	291	Appropriations--1966, 1964-1965	20
	292	Assignments, Committee on, 1959-1966	40
	293	Association of American Railroads, 1961-1967	32
	294	Association of Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners, 1961-1967	55
	295	Attorney Standards, 1959-1966	45
	296	Authentication of Annual and Other Reports, 1960	11
	297	Awards, 1956-1965	58
	298	Baggage Liability, 1965	6
	299	Booz, Allen & Hamilton Survey, 1960-1962	27
	300	Boston & Maine Railroad, Miscellaneous, 1958-1965	37
	301	Briefs, 1964-1965	52
	302	Bureau of the Budget, Escalation of Grades, 1962-1964	30
	303	Bureau of the Budget, Miscellaneous, 1958-1967	20
	304	Canada, 1963-1964	17
	305	Canons of Conduct, 1961-1967	38
	306	Carrier Securities Acquisitions, 1965-1966	28
15	307	Committee Against Unlawful Transportation; Committee on Transportation Practices, 1963-1964	18
	308	Census of Transportation, 1961	3
	309	Civil Rights - Racial Discrimination, 1958-1965	47
	310	Commissioners' Speeches, 1962-1967	15
	311	Commission's Seal & Flag, 1957-1958	7
	312	Committee on Legislation, 1958-1967	23
	313-314	Consolidation - Mergers, 1960-1967	22
	315	Decision and Order (DANDO), 1961-1964	30
	316	Delegation of Authority, 1961-1965	48
	317	Dining Room, 1963-1966	22
	318	Division 1, 1958-1966	26
	319	Division 2, 1966-1967	19
	320	Divisions, 1959-1965	39
	321	Doyle Committee Report, 1961	7
	322	Electronic Recording of Commission Proceedings, 1967	11
	323	Employee Conduct, 1958-1964	7
	324	Equal Employment Opportunity, 1964-1967	6
	325	Evaluation of Carrier's and Commission's Predictions ... 1961-1967	25
	326	Ex Parte Communications & Proceedings, 1963	19
	327-329	Field Reorganization, Bureau of Motor Carriers, 1954-1965	75
	330	Freight Car Shortage, 1963-1967	71
	331	Freight Forwarders & Water Carriers, 1958-1966	36
	332	Fund Raising Campaigns, 1958-1966
16	333	General Transportation Importance: Issues, 1960-1967	70
	334	Grandfather Proceedings, 1958-1963	51
	335	Guarantee of Loans, 1959-1965	20
	336	Hawaii, 1959-1960	21
	337-338	Hearing Examiners, Files #1 & #2, 1953-1964	135
	339	Hearing Examiners, Detail & Assignment, 1959-1967	33
	340	Hearing Examiners, Itineraries, 1964-1967	10
	341	Holding Companies Subject to Security Provisions of the Act, 1959	10
	342	Household Goods Carriers, 1960-1964	28
	343	Hovercraft (Interagency), 1964-1965	34
	344	Individual Commissioner Cases, 1961	41
	345	Information to be Made Available to Public, 1960-1963	22
	346	Inland Empire Waterways Association, 1959-1967	57
	347	Interagency Boards, 1961-1967	11
	348	Interagency Committee (CAB-ICC-FMC), 1963-1967	46
	349	Interagency Group (CAB-ICC-FMC), 1964	65
	350	Interstate Commerce Act, 1966-1967	15
	351	Invasion of Privacy, 1964-1967	5
	352	Justice, Department of, 1958-1965	35
	353	Kennedy Memorial Library, 1964	19
	354	Landis Report, 1961	4
	355	Lincoln Sesquicentennial Year, 1959	3
	356	Mail Covers, 1964	4
	357	Managing Director, Functions of, 1958-1965	15
	358	Managing Director, Miscellaneous, 1959-1966	25
17	359	Managing Director, Numbered Memos, 1958-1967	21
	360	Medals of Honor, 1963-1966	75
	361	Motor Carrier Operating Authorities - Removal of Restrictions, 1965	15
	362-363	One Man Orders, 1963-1966	98
	364	Pan American Highway System, 1958-1967	17
	365-366	Paperwork Burden, 1956-1965	56
	367	Personnel Actions, 1959-1964	56
	368-369	Petitions, Filing, Handling, etc., 1959-1966	111
	370-371	Press Releases, 1964-1967	260
	372	Proceedings, Office of, 1963-1967	35
	373	Rail Passenger Service, 1965-1967	15
	374	(Possible) Rail Shutdown, Summary File, 1963-1964	14
	375	Rail Strike, Transportation Priorities, 1963	17
	376	Railroad Work Rules Dispute, 1963-1964	55
	377	Railway Labor Executives Association, 1962-1966	8
18	378	Seventy-fifth Anniversary Observance, April 1962, 1960-1962	41
	379	Recommendations, Legislative, 90th Congress, lst Session, 1967	31
	380	Super Grades, 1955-1965	57
	381	Transportation Association of America, 1959-1969	27
	382	Wall Street Journal, 1964	22
	383	Western States Motor Carrier Strike, 1958	25
	384	White House, Monthly Reports from ICC, 1961-1967	103

C. Personal Files, 1953-1967

	385	Administrative Procedure Act, 1956-1959	32
		Appointment to the Commission
	386	Hearing, 1958	1
	387	Clippings, Articles, 1958-1959	43
	388	Congratulatory Letters, 1958	216
	389	Congratulatory Letters, Reappointment, 1959	52
	390	Congratulatory Letters, as Chairman, 1964	190
	391	Non-reappointment (typed diary), 1966-1967	1
18	392-395	B&O - C&O Control Case, 1962-1964	164
	396	Biographies of Present Commissioners, 1956	4
	397	Brickbats & Bouquets, 1960-1964	90
	398	Bush, John W., 1964	17
	399	Carroll Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, 1960-1961	15
	400	Chairman ICC - Procedure, etc., 1963-1964	43
	401	Clippings about Abe Goff, 1958-1961	25
	402	Colgate Washington Study Group, 1965-1967	11
	403	Conley, Lester R., 1965	12
19	404	Cooperative Agreement, IPUC-ICC, 1967	4
	405	Decisional Process, 1957-1960	16
	406	Expedition Decisions, 1959-1960	28
	407	Files & Papers of Regulatory Agencies (Right to Know), 1957-1964	24
	408	Football, 1962-1966	34
	409	George Washington Law Review, October 1962. (ICC 75th Anniversary Commemorative Symposium)	1
	410	Health and Medical, 1955-1961	26
	411	Hearing Examiners, 1960-1962	32
	412	ICC Guidelines, 1960-1963	20
	413	ICC Orientation Class, 1962-1964	25
	414	Kennedy Assassination, 1963	7
	415	Landis, James, 1961-1964	15
	416	Legislative Oversight Committee, 1958-1960	45
	417	Miscellaneous, 1953-1967	14
	418	Newsletter, 1962-1967	57
	419-425	Reorganization Files, 1961-1965	163
	426	Scuttling Regulatory Agencies, 1958-1960	9
	427	Shinn, Glenn L., 1964-1965	15
	428	Signature Reproductions of All Commissioners, 1887-1962	1
	429	Southern Railway Co., 1963-1964	42
	430-431	Speech Material, 1959-1966	82
20	432	Student Law Clerks Summer Seminar, 1964	8
	433	Surveys, 1960"1961	32
	434	Telephone Directories (ICC), 1959-1964	3
	435	Transportation Policy & Program, 1960	2
	436	Vice-Chairman, ICC, 1963	28

D. Chairman's Reading File, 1964

	437-448	January - December 1964	2637
	449	Hiring of Ben Kelley, 1964	8
	450	Correspondence, Mostly as Chairman, 1958-1965	124

II. Correspondence, 1953-1967

A. Personal File, 1953-1967

20	451	Autographs, 1946-1966	88
	452-453	A-B	419
21	454	C	243
	455	Church, Washington, D.C. & Moscow, 1957-1967	52
	456-458	D-F	418
	459	Federal Bar Association - Goff Luncheon, 2/10/64	11
	460-471	G-S	2000
	472	Social Correspondence, Post Office Department, 1954-
		1958	84
	473	T	104
	474	Takeda, Elizabeth, 1963-1967	93
	475	Transportation Briefing Conference, Federal Bar
		Association, 1959-1967	67
	476	Topsail Island Vacations, 1960-1963	34
22	477	U-Z	257

B. Miscellaneous, 1958-1967

	478	A	110
	479	American Trucking Associations, 1958-1967	70
	480-489	B-Z	832
	490	Unanswerable Letters (Crank File), 1964	12

III. Trips and Speeches, 1944-1968

A. ICC Speaking Engagements, 1957-1967

	491	Railroad Transportation Institute, Chicago, 4/23/58	10
	492	Association of Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners, Washington, D.C., 4/9/58	16
	493	ICC Practitioners' Association, Metropolitan Chapter, New York City, 5/20/58	14
	494	Moscow (Idaho) Trip, June 1958	11
	495	Michigan Trucking Association Convention, Grand Rapids, 9/12/58	25
	496	Association of ICC Practitioners, District 1 Chapter, Boston, 10/23/58	12
	497	Contract Carriers Conference, Miami, 11/17/58	28
	498	Board of Governors, Regular Route Common Carrier Conference, Dallas, 2/12/58	22
	499	Movers and Warehousmen's Association of America, Inc., Beverly Hills, 3/4/59	21
	500	National Defense Transportation Association, Baltimore, 5/15/59	35
22	501	Opening of St. Lawrence Seaway, Montreal, 6/26/59	25
	502	Abraham Lincoln Sesquicentennial Year, 12/29/59	2
	503	Motor Carrier Sawyers Association, San Francisco, 4/27/60	29
	504	Mountain-Pacific States Conference of Public Service Commissions, Sun Valley, 6/6/60	36
	505	Federal Bar Association, Chicago, 9/16/60	25
	506	Boise Trip, IPUC Joint Hearing,, 10/6/60	13
	507	ICC Practitioners Association, Chicago, 12/9/60	27
	508	Central Area Shipper-Motor Carrier Conference, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2/2/61	36
	509	Common Carrier Conference, Irregular Route, Miami, 3/7/61	15
	510	Christening of M/V John Ladd Dean, Pittsburgh, 4/5/61	26
	511	Seatrain, Sea-Land Operations, New York, 5/19/61	13
	512	Association of ICC Practitioners, Denver, 5/26/61	29
	513	Mountain-Pacific States Conference of Public Service Commissions, Honolulu, 6/20/61	27
	514	American Bar Association Convention, St. Louis, 8/7-11/61	14
	515	Federal Bar Association Convention, Washington, D.C., 9/13-15/61	11
	516	Traffic Club of Lansing (Michigan) 1/17/62	20
	517	Atlanta Freight Bureau, Atlanta, 2/9-10/62	22
23	518	Accident Investigation, San Francisco, 2/14/62	18
	519	Ohio Valley Traffic Club, Wheeling, W. Va., 4/26/62	29
	520	Mountain-Pacific States Conference of Public Service Commissions, Seattle, 6/17-20/62	28
	521	Accident Investigation, Missoula, 7/9-13/62	45
	522	Association of ICC Practitioners, San Francisco, 8/8/62	26
	523	American Movers Conference, Washington, D.C., 10/9/62	32
	524	Federal Bar Association Convention, Philadelphia, 9/24-26/63	13
	525	Transportation Association of America, New York, 1/14/64	19
	526	Regular Route Common Carrier Conference, Chandler, Az., 2/13/64	12
	527	National Conference of Non-Profit Shipping Associations, 2/27/64	5
	528	Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Traffic Club, 3/4/64	31
	529	Private Truck Council of America, Washington, D.C., 3/10/64	19
	530	Brookings Institution Group, Washington, D.C., 3/19/64	11
	531	Western Highway Institute, Phoenix, 4/2/64	41
	532	Beta Theta Pi Seminar, Washington, D.C., 4/10/64	4
	533	New Jersey Motor Truck Association, Camden, 5/2/64	10
	534	Motor Carrier Lawyers Annual Conference,- Miami, 4/14/64	47
	535	American Legion, Dept. of Justice Post, Washington, D.C., 4/20/64	12
23	536	National Defense Transportation Association Luncheon,
		Washington, D.C., 4/29/64	20
	537	Association of ICC Practitioners, New York, 5/14/64	37
	538	San Francisco Bay ICC Practitioners, 5/26/64	12
	539	Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia, 6/3/64	7
	540	Transportation Safety Conference, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Atlantic City, 6/13/64	19
	541	Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter, 6/17/64	33
	542	American Bar Association, Administrative Law Section, New York, 8/11/64	36
	543	Idaho Motor Transport Association, Sun Valley, 9/10/64	35
	544	National Defense Transportation Association, New York, 9/21/64	37
	545	Beta Theta Pi 50th Anniversary, Moscow, 10/9/64	44
	546	Spokane Chamber of Commerce, 11/13/64	20
	547	American Trucking Associations, Inc., Los Angeles, 10/29/64	24
	548	Transportation Center, Northwestern University, Symposium, 11/9/64	12
	549	National Transportation Policy Symposium, Washington, D.C., 11/17/64	27
	550	Broadcast on ICC, Philadelphia, 2/3/65	10
	551	Association of ICC Practitioners, Washington, D.C., 2/9/65	10
	552	Beta Theta Pi Seminar, Washington, D.C., 3/12/65	5
	553	Idaho State Bar Society, Sun Valley, 7/8-10/65	13
	554	Transportation Center, Northwestern University, 5/2/65	31
	555	Private Carrier Conference, Detroit, 5/13/65	29
	556	National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., 6/16/65	16
	557	Alaska Trip, Pacific Northwest Trade Association, 8/30/59 - 9/14/59	56
	558	National Defense Transportation Association, Seattle, 9/14/65	43
	559	Seattle Rotary Club, 9/15/65	22
	560	American Shortline Railroad Meeting, Milwaukee, 9/27/65	26
	561	National Wheat Utilization Research Conference, Boise, 11/4/65	35
	562	Roy Snetzer Retirement, Pittsburgh, 12/2/65	19
24	563	Washington State Cattle Feeders Association, Wenatchee, 1/8/66	38
	564	National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., 1/19/66	13
	565	Gem State Lectures in Economics and Finance, College of 	Idaho, Caldwell, 2/25/66	34
	566	Railroad Transportation Institute, Chicago, 4/13/66	27
	567	Regular Common Carrier Conference, Houston, 5/12/66	43
	568	Motor Carrier Lawyers Association Conference, 	Philadelphia, 5/19-21/66	19
	569	Pacific Northwest Trade Association, Sun Valley, 9/19/66	55
	570	Phi Alpha Delta Law Banquet, Moscow, Id., 9/30/66	46
	571	Motor Carrier Lawyers Association, Palm Springs, 3/30/67	60
	572	Pacific Northwest Trade Association, Spokane, 4/16-18/67	24
	573	Signing of Cooperative Agreement, Boise, 4/20/67	40
	574	Western Trip, May-June 1967	37
	575	Golden Spike Ceremony, Royal City, Wash., 6/10/67	43

B. Notes and Printed Speeches, 1944-1968

	576	Speeches: Patriotic and Political, 1947-1953	40
	577-596	Speeches Printed in Congressional Record, March 1947-	May 1948	20
25	597-603	Speeches Printed in Congressional Record, June 1948	7
	604	Speeches to Postal Service Workers, 1951-1958	32
	605	Speeches Reprinted in Postal Service Journals, 1954-1957	5
	606-608	Speeches While ICC Commissioner, 1958-1967	39
	609	Statements at Congressional Hearings, 1960-1964	2
	610	Speech Material, 1944-1968	25

IV. Post Office Department, 1954-1958

A. Post Office Unions, 1954-1958

	611	National Alliance of Postal Employees, 1955-1958	4
	612	National Association of Postal Supervisors, 1954-1957	17
	613	National Association of Postmasters, National Conventions, 1954-1957	60
	614	National Association of Postmasters, Idaho Chapter, 	1954-1958	38
	615-617	National Association of Postmasters, Other State 	Chapters, 1954-1958	174
	618	National Association of Retired Civil Employees, 1956	2
	619	National Federation of Post Office Clerks, 1954-1956	35
	620	National League of Postmasters, National, 1955-1958	39
	621-622	National League of Postmasters, State, 1955-1958	111
	623	National Rural Letter Carriers Association, 1958	1

B. Post Office Matters, by State, 1954-1958

	624	Alabama - California, 1956-1957	24
	625	Idaho, 1954-1958	141
26	626	Indiana - Ohio, 1954-1958	84
	627	Oklahoma Statehood Commemorative Stamp,,1957	53
	628	Oregon - Virginia, 1954-1957	58
	629	Washington - Wyoming	66

C. Alphabetical Files, 1954-1957

	630	American Bar Association Meeting, 1956	7
	631	Appointment, 1954	19
	632	Conventions, General, 1954-1956	11
	633	Correspondence, General, 1954-1965	140
	634	Franking Privilege, 1958	6
	635	Fraud in the Mails, 1954-1958	19
	636	General Councils Committee, 1955-1963	56
	637	Inter-American Bar Association, Peru, 1955	18
	638	Inter-American Bar Association, Buenos Aires, 1957	45
	639	Investigations, Congressional, 1956	38
	640	Judge Advocates Association, 1955-1963	47
	641	Lobbying, Postal Unions, 1956-1957	38
	642	Mailability, 1954-1956	25
	643	Miscellaneous, 1955-1960	18
	644	Obscenity, 1955-1957	80
	645	Propaganda, Subversive, 1955-1957	61
	646	Philadelphia Kiwanis, 1957	7
	647	Philadelphia Bulletin Forum, 1955-1957	50
	648	Postal Service News Magazine, 1954	12
	649	Speech Material, 1955-1957	64
	650	Travel Expenses, 1954-1957	90
	651	Tri City Herald, 1955	31

V. Military Career, 1941-1967

27	652	U.S. Military North African Mission, Cairo. Special 	Orders, 1942	74
	653	North African Service Command, Cairo. Special Orders, 	1942	47
	654	Occupied Enemy Territory of Eritrea, Half Yearly 	Reports, 1942	2
	655	Staff Judge Advocate, Eritrea Service Command, 1941- 1946	92
	656	North Africa, Correspondence, 1942-1964	57
	657	North Africa, S.N.T. Fratelli Gondrand v. The United 	States, 1961-1964	25
	658	North Africa, Mementos, 1941-1944	20
	659	War Plans Division, Washington, D.C., 1944	6
	660	Judge Advocate General's Office, Washington, D.C., 	1941-1951	18
	661	United Nations War Crimes Commission. National Offices Conference, London, 1945	4
	662	Europe, Mementos, 1945	10
	663	Pacific Theater and War Crimes Trials, 1945-1946	78
	664	War Crimes Trials, Publications, 1944-1960	20
	665	World War II Publications, Pacific Series, 1945	9
	666	V-J Day Newspapers, 1945	3
	667	Pacific Theater, Mementos, 1945	44
	668	Clemency Board, War Department, 1946-1948	22
	669	SCAP Credentials, 1947	4
	670	Board of Review, Judge Advocate General's Office, 1948-1949	23
	671	Regular Army Commission, 1946-1949	30
	672	World War II, Stories and Articles, 1943-1967	20
	673	Maps, 1938-1950	6
	674	Correspondence, etc., 1925-1954	20
	675	Under the Red Sea Sun, by Commander Edward Ellsberg. 	New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1953	1
	676	The War Against Germany and Italy:_ Mediterranean and 	Adjacent Areas. Office of the Chief of Military 	History, Dept. of the Army, Washington, D.C., 1951	1

VI. Legal Practice, Moscow, Idaho, 1925-1953

A. General, 1925-1953

28	677	Abstract Examinations, Correspondence, 1925-1941	160
	678	Abstract Opinions, 1950-1953	33
	679	Cases: Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Adoption, 1932-1953	15
	680	Cases: Adversary Suits, 1932-1935	15
	681	Cases: Estates & Probate, 1931-1953	30
	682	Cases: Standard Forms, n.d.	7
	683	Cases: Mitzenberg v. Mitzenberg, 1939	8
	684	Cases: Montgomery Ward, et al. v. Baileys, 1938-1941	111
	685	Cases: Moore v. Dodge. 1934	6
	686	Cases: Supreme Court Decisions in which Goff participated on Appeal, 1931-1939	9
	687	G.P. Mix, 1931-1932	7
	688	William Pearl Monroe, 1941-1942	10
	689	Morris-Washington Idaho Seed Company, 1937-1940	27
	690	Mortgages, 1935-1936	3
	691	Moscow Publishing Company, 1939	63
	692	Potlatch Lumber Company, 1928-1931	117

B. Moscow Air Transportation Company, 1929-1932

	693	Organizational Matters, 1930-1931	31
	694	Financial Material, 1930-1931	20
	695	Legal Documents, 1930-1931	14
	696	Correspondence, 1929-1932	131

C. The Moscow Queen Mining Company, 1936-1943

28	697	Organizational & Financial Papers, Correspondence	87

VII. Personal Papers - Professional Life, 1925-1967

A. Military Career, 1942-1946

	698	African Tour, Photographs, 1942	24
	699	Pacific Tour, Photographs, 1945-1946	105
	700	Army Day in Moscow, Idaho, Photographs, 194?	8

B. Politics, 1925-1956

	701	Campaign Posters & Brochures, 1926-1950	20
	702	Sample Ballots, Clippings, etc., 1926-1940	26
	703	Letterheads, 1925-1948	6
	704	80th Congress, 1947-1948	10
	705	Correspondence, 1948	99
	706	Senate Appointment, 1949	31
	707	Eisenhower Appointment, 1952-1953	147
29	708	Court of Military Appeals, 1956	7
	709	Correspondence & Clippings, 1948-1954	109
	710	"The Capitol in Story and Pictures," 1955	1
	711	Photographs, 1947-1948	15

C. Post Office Department, 1954-1959

	712	Articles, 1954-1958	6
	713	Mementos, 1954-1957	5
	714	Photographs, 1954-1959	28

D. Interstate Commerce Commission Years, 1957-1967

	715	Articles and Clippings, 1957-1967	62
	716	Articles and Clippings, 75th Anniversary, 1972	8
	717	Articles and Clippings as Chairmen, 1964	82
	718	Johnson-Humphrey Inauguration, 1965	19
	719	Tape of Radio Broadcast, February 14, 1965	2
	720	Photographs, 1958-1964	69

VIII. Personal Papers - Private Life, ca. 1900-1965

	721	University of Idaho Mementos, 1919-1945	34
	722	University of Idaho Clippings, 1919-1953	17
	723	University of Idaho Football Clippings, 1921-1926	22
	724	Moscow High School Football Coach, 1925-1926	7
	725	Uncle Charlie Goff Material, 1923-1978	3
	726	University of Idaho Photographs, 1918-1925	27
	727	Family Photographs, ca.1900-ca.1945	25
	728	Colfax, Washington Photographs, ca.1910-1915	28
29	729	"Boyhood Photos", ca.1910-1915	39
	730	Photographs, Unidentified, 1920-1950	57
	731	May Day, Moscow, Idaho, Photographs, 1953	9
	732	Administrative Law Section, American Bar Association, 	1960-1964	29
	733	Beta Theta Pi, 1922-1964	15
	734	Certificates, 1922-1955	8
	735	Clippings and Mementos, 1913-1965	55
	736	Florida Vacation, November 1956	7
	737	Latah Gas Company, 1955-1957	13
	738	Physical Exam, Bethesda Naval Hospital, 1954	2
	739	North Redwood (MN) Station, Mrs. Goff's Birthplace, 	1960-1961	13
	740	Property Tax & Rental, Moscow & Priest Lake, 1953-1959	20
	741-742	Income Taxes, Federal, Idaho, District of Columbia, 	1949-1957	27

IX. Oversize Items, 1915-1963

30	743-744	Photograph Albums, 1915-1926	2
	745-746	Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings, 1922-1939	2
	747	School-fellow Days; a Record Book, 1919-1920	1
	748	Post Office Department Photographs, 1954-1956	10
	749	Interstate Commerce Commission Photograph, 1963	1
	750	Charlie Goff Photograph, n.d.	1
	751	Medals from High School Sporting Events, ca. 1914-1915	11


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