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Benjamin Bentley BLACKBURN

(1927- )

BLACKBURN, Benjamin Bentley, a Representative from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 14, 1927; attended the public schools in Atlanta, Ga.; graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1947, and from Emory University School of Law in 1954; during the Second World War served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946; during the Korean conflict again served in the United States Navy, 1950-1952; was retired as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve; served in the State attorney general’s office, 1955-1957; admitted to the bar in 1954 and commenced private practice in Atlanta, Ga., after service with the State attorney general; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; is a resident of Atlanta, Ga.

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

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