Richard Newhouse

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Template:TOCnestleft Hon. Richard H. Newhouse, Jr.

Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights

In November 1967, Richard Newhouse signed a Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights advertisement in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices opposing efforts by Senator Dirksen to re-institute the McCarran Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950.[1]

Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices

In January 1969, the Chicago radical newspaper, Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, listed those who had helped produce its first 16 monthly issues as "writers, researchers, photographers, artists and clerical workers".

The list included Richard Newhouse.[2]

Supporting communist led steelworkers

The Wisconsin Steel Save Our Jobs Committee was active for 17 years, from 1980 to 1997. How was leader, and Communist Party USA member Frank Lumpkin able to keep SOJ together for so many years?

There were favorable factors that helped. First, Chicago is a union town; the United Steelworkers gave SOJ a home. The Wisconsin Steel workers also had the support of progressive public officials. These included Congressman, and later Mayor, Harold Washington; State Representative, and later U.S. Senator, Carol Moseley Braun; Congressman Gus Savage; State Senator Richard Newhouse; and State Representative Miriam Balanoff, followed by Clem Balanoff Consumer organizations such as Illinois Public Action, and later, Citizen Action of Illinois gave important support. The leftist labor monthly, Labor Today, and its editors Fred Gaboury and Scott Marshall, gave SOJ national coverage.[3]

Harold Washington Transition Committee

In 1983, Richard Newhouse, Senator Vice President First National Bank of Chicago served on the incoming Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's transition oversight Committee.[4]

Salute to Harold Washington

On April 6, 1983, the Hyde Park Herald published an endorsement from the Hyde Park/Kenwood Citizens Committee of Democratic Party Chicago mayoral candidate Harold Washington. Signatories to the endorsement included Richard Newhouse.[5]

New Mayor and New Politics

On May 17 1983 Richard Newhouse was a Panelist on A New Mayor and New Politics forum at Chicago State University Auditorium.

The election of Harold Washington as Mayor of Chicago was more than one man's victory. It was a progressive people's declaration. The Black community and progressive Latinos and whites formed an unbetable force in a campaign for justice and equality.

Panelist were Paul Booth, Juanita Bratcher, David Canter, Slim Coleman, Danny Davis, Keith Davis, Ron Davis, Ishmael Flory, Rev Harry Gibson, Nancy Jefferson, Richard Newhouse, Lu Palmer, Art Vasquez, Conrad Worrill sponsored by Black Press Institute and Independent Citizens Alliance[6].


In 1987 Richard Newhouse was a Member of the Executive Committee of Chicago based Comprand (Comprehensive Research and Development)[7].

Tribute to Golub and Montgomery

ON November 16, 1989, Richard Newhouse served as Co-Chairperson on the Tribute Committee for the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Tribute to Leon Golub and Lucy Montgomery, held at the Congress Hotel, Chicago.[8]

Chicago Area Friends of SNCC

In 2005 Chicago Area Friends of SNCC organized the "Tell the Story: The Chicago SNCC History Project, 1960-1965" Chicago Area Friends of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Chicago Civil Rights Movement, c. 1960-1965. The event was held October 21-22, 2005 Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois.

The committee listed several people in "memoriam" including Richard Newhouse.[9]



  1. Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, Nov. 1967
  2. Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, January 16 1969, page 4
  3. Joy in the Struggle, Bea Lumpkin, page 209]
  4. Harold Washington Oversight Committee: List of Members
  5. Hyde Park Herald April 6, 1983, page 8
  6. A Forum Pamphlet Harold Washington Papers
  7. Comprand Letterhead Sep 29 1987
  8. Tribute to Golub and Montgomery: Program, Nov. 16, 1989