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Louis Gary CLEMENTE

(1908-1968)

CLEMENTE, Louis Gary, a Representative from New York; born in New York City June 10, 1908; attended St. Ann’s Academy in New York City and LaSalle Military Academy, Oakdale, L.I., N.Y.; received a Reserve officer’s certificate at Plattsburg, N.Y., in 1925 and a Reserve commission in 1929; was graduated from Georgetown Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1931; admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1931 and commenced the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; admitted to the New York State bar and also Supreme Court; entered the United States Army as a second lieutenant in 1941 and served until released from active duty as a lieutenant colonel in 1946; member of the New York City Council 1946-1949; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; executive vice president of Unexcelled Chemical Corp., Ohio Bronze Corp., Premier Chemical Corp., and Modene Paint Corp.; died in Jamaica, N.Y., May 13, 1968; interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Flushing, N.Y.

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

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