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Goodloe Edgar BYRON

(1929-1978)

BYRON, Goodloe Edgar, (husband of Beverly Barton Butcher Byron, son of Katharine Edgar Byron and William Devereux Byron, and great grandson of Louis Emery McComas), a Representative from Maryland; born in Williamsport, Washington County, Md., June 22, 1929; attended the Williamsport public schools and St. Albans School of Washington, D.C.; B.A., University of Virginia at Charlottesville, 1951; J.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1953; commissioned first lieutenant, United States Army, with judge advocate general’s office, 1954, serving as legal officer with Third Armored Division in Germany; discharged with rank of captain, 1957; subsequently joined Maryland National Guard, serving as aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. William Purnell, commander, Twenty-ninth Infantry Division; admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1953 and commenced practice in Frederick, 1958; Frederick County attorney, 1959-1961; chairman, Maryland State Planning and Zoning Law Study commission, 1966-1970; member, Maryland house of delegates, 1963-1967; member, Maryland senate, 1967-1971; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the three succeeding Congresses; served from January 3, 1971, until his death October 11, 1978, in Hagerstown, Md.; was a successful candidate for renomination to the Ninety-sixth Congress; interment in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Md.

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

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