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Date Posted: Sunday, December 08, 11:54:02am
In reply to: . 's message, "Won his seat in congress because his 4-term Republican opponent Rep. Wiley Mayne refused to vote to impeach Nixon in 1974." on Saturday, December 07, 06:25:33pm

BEDELL, Berkley Warren, a Representative from Iowa; born in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa, March 5, 1921; educated in Spirit Lake public schools; graduated, Spirit Lake High School, 1939; attended Iowa State University, Ames, 1940-1942; engaged in fishing tackle business; founder and chairman of Berkley & Co., Spirit Lake; served in United States Army, first lieutenant, 1942-1945; member, Spirit Lake Board of Education, 1957-1962; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; delegate to Iowa State Democratic conventions, 1972-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1987); was not a candidate for reelection in 1986; is a resident of Spirit Lake, Iowa.

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He was the third oldest ex- member of Congress (NT)Older- Lester Wolff, 100, & Neal Smith, 99Sunday, December 08, 11:56:09am


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