The following contains a list of books and articles regarding Senator Hart’s political views, his life, and the political atmosphere of his time.

If you would like information about acquiring these materials, you may access the LSSU Kenneth J. Shouldice Library web site.

Excerpts from reference materials in the library:

  • The Almanac of American Politics 1976. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1976, p. 396. REF JK 1012.A44 1976
  • The Almanac of American Politics 1980. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1980, p. 417. REF JK 1012.A44 1980
  • Current Biography Yearbook 1959. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1959, p. 169. REF CT 100.C8
  • Current Biography Yearbook 1977.New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1977, p. 465. REF CT 100.C8 1977.

Senator Philip Hart presented his own ideas in the following articles:

  • “Change Antitrust Laws To Increase Private Suits,” Trial, February/March 1968, p. 45.
  • “The Discount on ‘Geogeous’,” The Nation, October 23, 1967, Vol. 205, No. 13, P. 400.
  • “The Future of the Government Process,”The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, July 1973, Vol. 408, p. 94.
  • “New Dimension,”The Progressive, May 1961, p. 42.
  • “The Saint in the Senate: News & Opinion,” Rolling Stone, December 39, 1976, p. 36.
  • “Self-Interest the Key,” The Progressive, February 1973, Vol. 37, No. 2, p. 34.
  • “The Total Landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes,”American Forests, January 1969, p. 36.
  • “Truth in Housing,”American Home, July 1973, p. 6.
  • “Truth in Packaging,”The Nation, June 29, 1963, p. 542.

Important articles about Senator Philip Hart include:

  • Beck Sydney, “Directions: Senator Phil A. Hart, 1912-1977,”The Compass, October 1, 1997, Vol XLVII, No. 4, p. 9.
  • Carr, Jay. “The Hart Concert: An Act of Love,” The Woodsrunner, Winter 1977, Vol. V, No. 26, p. 42.
  • “The Case for/against No-Fault Auto Insurance,”Popular Science, January 1971, Vol. 198, No. 1, p. 56.
  • Chandauka, Sophie. “Tribute to Greatness: Lake State Style,” The Compass, October 1, 1997, Vol. XLVII, No. 4, p. 1.
  • Clancy, Paul. “All the Presidential Men,” The Washington Monthly, March 1975, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 23.
  • Clark, Joe and Bernice. “At the Sen. Hart Memorial Concert,”The Woodsrunner, Winter 1977, Vol. V, No. 26, p. 43.
  • Green, Mark. “The Senate’s Reluctant Trustbusters,” The Progressive, July 1975, Vol. 39, No. 7, p. 24.
  • Louviere, Vernon. “Sen. Philip Hart: Is He Big Business’ Biggest Bogeyman?” Nation’s Business, November 1973, Vol. 61, No. 1, p. 26.
  • McCarthy, Eugene. “Philip Hart,”New Republic, January 15, 1977, Vol 176, p. 6.
  • McDiarmid, Hugh. “Ex-Soldiers, Senators Share a Bond from Battle Creek Days,” The Detroit Free Press, Thursday, September 18, 1997, 1B.
  • “Senator Philip A. Hart Dies at 64; was Called ‘Conscience of Senate’,” The New York Times, December 27, 1976, Section IV, page 11, column 1.
  • Shuldiner, Herbert. “Your Outrageous Car-Repair Bills,”Popular Science, June 1969, Vol. 194, No. 6, p. 62.
  • Unger, Sanford. “Two Who Won’t Be Back,”Atlantic Monthly, February 14, 1976, Vol. 237, No. 2, p. 14.

Books about political colleagues that shed light on Phil Hart:

  • Baker, Ross. Friend and Foe in the Senate. New York: The Free Press, 1980. JK 1161.B34 1980 Hart Room
  • Douglas, Paul. In the Fullness of Time. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanivich, Inc., E 748.D68 A3 Hart Room
  • Foley, Michael. The New Senate: Liberal Influence on a Conservative Institution, 1959-1972. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980. JK 1161.F64 Hart Room
  • Javits, Jacob. Javits: The Autobiography of a Public Man. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1981. E 748.J28 A34 Hart Room
  • MacNaughton, Frank. Mennen Williams of Michigan: Fighter for Progress. New York: Oceana Publications, 1960. F 570.W5 M25 Hart Room
  • O’Brien, Michael. Philip Hart: The Conscience of the Senate. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press 1995. E 840.8 .H287 O37 Hart Room
Senator Philip A. Hart

“When I think of Phil Hart, words come to mind like gentleness, kindness, compassion, integrity, intelligence, dedication, modesty – and, above all, courage…

In his tenure here, he has left a lasting mark, both on this body and on the nation…I do not know how many colleagues will be able to come to the floor this morning. I do know, however, that many of them, in their own way, paid tribute in a direct and personal way last week. I refer to a gathering initiated by his seatmate, Sen. Ed Muskie. Initially it was to be a small gathering (to show Hart drawings of the new Senate office building to be named in his honor). Then, as word spread through the corridors…more and more Senators stopped by. As a result, the meeting grew larger and larger and had to be moved from its original place, the majority leader’s office, to a larger area…The room filled to capacity…many Senators were standing and some sat on the floor at this unannounced meeting for Phil Hart.

Will Rogers once observed that, “Heroes are made every little while, but only one in a million conducts himself afterward so that it makes us proud that we honored him at the time.”

Phil Hart is such a hero. We are proud to know him and to have had the opportunity to honor him. Indeed, it is he who has honored us by his friendship and inspiration.”

Senator Robert P. Griffin of Michigan