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Clifford Philip CASE

(1904-1982)
Senate Years of Service:
1955-1979
Party:
Republican

CASE, Clifford Philip, a Representative and a Senator from New Jersey; born in Franklin Park, Somerset County, N.J., April 16, 1904; attended the public schools of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1925 and from Columbia University Law School, New York City, in 1928; admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the Rahway (N.J.) Common Council 1938-1942; member, New Jersey house of assembly 1943-1944; trustee of Rutgers University; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1945, until his resignation August 16, 1953; president of The Fund for the Republic 1953-1954; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1954; reelected in 1960, 1966, and again in 1972 and served from January 3, 1955, to January 3, 1979; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1978; resumed the practice of law; lecturer at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics; resided in Rahway, N.J., until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 1982; interment at New Cemetery, Somerville, N.J.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; Case, Clifford. ‘Changing Role of Congress: The Growing Concern with the Legislative Process.’ George Washington Law Review 32 (June 1964): 929-31; Case, Clifford. ‘Congress and the Double Standard.’ Federal Bar Journal 24 (Summer 1964): 257-63.

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

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