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Berkley Warren BEDELL

(1921- )

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.

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

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