BRADEMAS, John, a Representative from Indiana; born in Mishawaka, Saint Joseph County, Ind., March 2, 1927; graduated from Central High School, South Bend, Ind.; graduated from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1949; Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1954; United States Navy, 1945-1946; staff for United States Senator Pat McNamara of Michigan, 1955; staff for United States Representative Thomas L. Ashley of Ohio, 1955; executive assistant to Adlai E. Stevenson in 1955 and 1956; assistant professor, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., 1957- 1958; member of congressional delegation to First Inter-American Conference, Lima, Peru, 1959; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the Eighty-fourth Congress in 1954 and to the Eighty-fifth Congress in 1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1981); majority whip (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; president, New York University, New York, N.Y., 1981-1992.
BibliographyBrademas, John. Washington, D.C. to Washington Square. New York: Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1986; Brademas, John, with Lynne P. Brown. The Politics of Education: Conflict and Consensus on Capitol Hill. 1987. Reprint, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present