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Adam BENJAMIN, Jr.

(1935-1982)

BENJAMIN, Adam, Jr., a Representative from Indiana; born in Gary, Lake County, Ind., August 6, 1935; attended the public elementary schools of Gary; graduated, Kemper Military (high) School, Boonville, Mo., 1952; B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1958; J.D., Valparaiso (Ind.) Law School, 1966; admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1966 and commenced practice in Gary; served in United States Marine Corps, corporal, 1952-1954; United States Army, first lieutenant, 1958-1961; teacher, Edison High School, Gary, 1961; employed as computer analyst, Chicago, Ill., 1962; served as zoning administrator, Gary, 1964-1965; executive secretary to the mayor of Gary, 1965-1967; served in Indiana house of representatives, 1967-1971; Indiana senate, 1971-1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth, Ninety-sixth, and Ninety-seventh Congresses; served from January 3, 1977, until his death on September 7, 1982, in Washington, D.C.; interment at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Ind.

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

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