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John Hall BUCHANAN, Jr.

(1928- )

BUCHANAN, John Hall, Jr., a Representative from Alabama; born in Paris, Tenn., March 19, 1928; served in the United States Navy 1945-1946; graduated from Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., in 1949, did graduate work at the University of Virginia, and graduated from the Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., in 1957; served as pastor of churches in Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama for ten years; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; served as a supply pastor in the Birmingham, Ala., area and as director of finance for the Alabama Republican Party, 1962-1964; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; member, United States delegation to the United Nations, 1973 and 1984; member, United States delegation, United Nations Human Rights Committee, 1978-1980; chairman, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education in the Department of Education, 1981-1983; chairman, People for the American Way, 1982 to present; is a resident of Bethesda, Md.

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

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