(6.0 linear ft.)
Personal correspondence, 1933-1958; records of the Kensington Insurance Agency, Buffalo, N.Y., 1946-1968, including correspondence, memoranda, copies of policies, and account book, 1946; correspondence as University District Councilman, 1944-1945, as Buffalo Parks Commissioner, 1946-1949, as Budget Director, 1950-1951, as Erie County Clerk, 1953-1959, as County Comptroller, 1960, and as Erie County Executive, 1960-1968. Includes contracts with the Erie County Department of Public Works, 1962- 1965, campaign papers, 1960 and 1967, and daily schedules for 1967. Also correspondence and bulletins from various lodges; mss. speeches; correspondence and documents from the estate of Rath's father, August Rath; correspondence and other materials concering the illness and death of Rath's wife, Mildred K. Rath, 1964-1965; and ca. 25 legal papers filed with the Erie County Clerk, 1826-1963.
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Archives, C74-4, Edward A. Rath Papers.
Insurance and real estate agent whose involvement in Republican Party politics led to a series of elective offices: District Councilman (1943-1945), Buffalo Parks Commissioner (1945-1949), Budget Director (1949- 1950), Erie County Clerk (1951-1959), County Comptroller (1959-1960) and Erie County's first County Executive, 1961-1968.
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