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The Presidential historical materials of Lewis Engman are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify personal and private materials (including materials outside the date span covered by the act) as well as nonhistorical items. These materials have been returned to the individual who has primary proprietary interest.

Materials covered by the Act have been archivally processed and are described in this register. Items which are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (GSA Form 7279 or NA Form 14021) with a description of each restricted document has been inserted at the beginning of each folder from which materials have been removed. A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restriction. Certain classified documents may be declassified under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear feet of materials:   2.0
  • Approximate number of pages:  4,800

Biographical Note

January 6, 1936 Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

1957 Received A.B. with high distinction and high honors in Economics from University of Michigan

1957-1958 Attended University College and London School of Economics in London, England

1961 Received LL.B from Harvard Law School

1961-1965 Associate of the law firm Warner, Norcross and Judd in Grand Rapids, MI

1961-1964 Secretary of the Dyer-Ives Foundation.

1964-1989 Member of the board of directors of the Dyer-Ives Foundation.

1964-1968 Member of the board of directors of the Grand Rapids Symphony Society.

1965-1970 Partner at Warner, Norcross and Judd in Grand Rapids, MI

1965-1970 Member of Kent County Repulican Finance Committee

1967-1969 Member of the board of directors of the Opera Association of Western Michigan

1968-1970 President of the board of directors of the Grand Rapids Symphony Society

1968-1969 Trustee for Blodgett Memorial Hospital

1969-1970 Secretary of the Trust for Blodgett Memorial Hospital

1969-1970 Member of Western Michigan Areawide Comprehensive Health Planning Unit

1969-1970 Chairman of Kent County (Michigan) Health Planning Unit

1969-1970 Member of the Friends of Art advisory board for Grand Valley State College

1970 Director of Legislative Affairs for the President's Committee on Consumer Interests

1970-1971 General Counsel of the President's Committee on Consumer Interests (later renamed the Office of Consumer affairs)

1971-1973 Assistant Director of the Domestic Council

1973-1975 Commissioner and Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission

1974-1975 Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States

1975-1979 Member of the Board of Advisors of Columbia University Center for Law and Economic Studies

1976-1979 Partner at Warner, Norcross and Judd in Washington, D.C.

1977-1979 Member of Michigan Franchise Advisory Committee

1979-1984 President of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association in Washington, D.C.

1979-1984 Member of the council of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations

1980 President of the National Drug Trade Conference

1985-1989 Counsel of Winston and Strawn in Washington, D.C.

Member of ABA, Federal Bar Association, DC Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, American Society of International Law, 6th Circuit Judge Conference of the U.S.

Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma

Scope and Content Note

The collection of Lewis Engman documents his activities and responsibilities as a White House Staff Member of the Office of Consumer Affairs, Assistant Director of the Domestic Council and Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. His principal areas of concern were tax policy, housing, school finance and trade regulation.

The Engman collection consists of two series, a Subject File Series and a Director's Review Series. The majority of the collection is the Subject File Series which documents Lewis Engman's activities, correspondence and involvement in policy issues relating to the Administrative Conference of the U.S., banking, consumerism, housing and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and taxation pertaining to school finance. This series is indexed alphabetically. The Director's Review Series is a small series of budget reports for fiscal years 1973 and 1974 from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Department of Justice, Department of Commerce, and the Department of Treasury, prepared for the Director's Reviews. This series is indexed in chronological order.

Other holdings in the Nixon Presidential Materials relating to the subject contents of Lewis Engman's collection include the White House Subject Files FG 6-15 (Domestic Council), FG 24 (HUD), HS (Housing), TA (Trade), and the Special Files of John D. Ehrlichman in his capacity as the Executive Director of the Domestic Council on President Nixon's Staff, and Egil Krogh as Assistant Director of the Domestic Council.

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