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William Thomas CAHILL

(1912-1996)

CAHILL, William Thomas, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 25, 1912; moved with his parents to New Jersey in 1919; graduated from Camden (N.J.) Catholic High School in 1929, St. Joseph’s College in 1933, and Rutgers Law School in 1937; special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1937 and 1938; was admitted to the bar in 1939 and commenced the practice of law in Camden, N.J.; city prosecutor of Camden, N.J., in 1944 and 1945; first assistant prosecutor of Camden County 1948-1951; special deputy attorney general of the State of New Jersey in 1951; member of the New Jersey general assembly 1951-1953; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses until his resignation (January 3, 1959-January 19, 1970); Governor of New Jersey, January 20, 1970-January 15, 1974; senior fellow, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1974-1978; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Haddonfield, N.J., until his death on July 1, 1996; interment at Calvary Cemetery.

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

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