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Joseph Edward BRENNAN

(1934- )

BRENNAN, Joseph Edward, a Representative from Maine; born in Portland, Maine, November 2, 1934; attended public schools; B.S., Boston College, 1958; LL.B., University of Maine Law School, 1963; member, Maine house of representatives, 1965-1971, Maine senate, 1973-1975; state attorney general, 1975-1977; elected Governor of Maine in 1978 and served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1987; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and One Hundred First Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for reelection in 1990 to the One Hundred Second Congress but was an unsuccessful nominee for Governor of Maine; unsuccessful candidate in 1996 for election to the United States Senate.

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

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