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Edward Peter BEARD

(1940- )

BEARD, Edward Peter, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., January 20, 1940; attended Assumption Elementary School and Hope High School, Providence, R.I; Rhode Island National Guard, 1960-1966, where he completed high school as well as a college-level course in agriculture; worked as painter; member of the Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1972-1974; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; owned and operated a tavern; director of elderly affairs, City of Providence, R.I., 1986-2002; unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990; is a resident of Providence, R.I.

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

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