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Walter Stephan BARING, Jr.

(1911-1975)

BARING, Walter Stephan, Jr., a Representative from Nevada; born in Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nev., September 9, 1911; graduated from Reno High School in 1929 and from the University of Nevada at Reno, B.A. and B.S., 1934; holder of high school teacher’s certificate; elected chairman of the Democratic Central Committee of Washoe County, Nev., in 1936; elected assemblyman from Washoe County to the State assembly in 1936, reelected in 1942, and served until his resignation to enlist in the United States Navy; served in the Navy from September 26, 1942, until May 31, 1945; engaged in the furniture business at Reno, Nev., 1945-1948; member of the Reno City Council in 1947 and 1948; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968; engaged in the insurance business; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; elected to the Eighty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972; returned to his home in Reno, Nev.; died in Los Angeles, Calif., July 13, 1975; cremated; ashes entombed in a mausoleum at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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