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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 10:27:59am
In reply to: . 's message, "His death leaves 5 living former U.S.congressmen who served during the Eisenhower. Including John Dingell who just retired a few years ago." on Wednesday, October 17, 08:55:18am

GALLAGHER, Cornelius Edward, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., March 2, 1921; attended the local schools of Bayonne; was graduated from John Marshall College, Jersey City, N.J., in 1946 and from John Marshall Law School, LL.B., 1948; additional studies at New York University in 1948 and 1949; commanded an Infantry rifle company in General Patton’s Third Army in Europe and served from September 1941 until discharged as a captain in November 1946; served one year during the Korean War; was admitted to the bar in 1949 and commenced the practice of law in Bayonne, N.J.; served on faculty of Rutgers University in 1945 and 1946; director of the Broadway National Bank; elected to the Hudson County Board of Freeholders in 1953 and resigned in 1956; appointed commissioner of New Jersey Turnpike Authority in 1956; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1952, 1956, and 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; vice president of Baron/Canning International in New York City; is a resident of Columbia, N.J.

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Gallagher was the 3rd oldest ex- congressman (NT)Older: Lester L. Wolff, 99, & Neal E. Smith, 98Wednesday, October 17, 04:05:21pm


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