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Frederic René COUDERT, Jr.

(1898-1972)

COUDERT, Frederic René, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in New York City May 7, 1898; attended Browning and Morristown Schools in New York City; was graduated from Columbia University in 1918 and from its law school in 1922; served as a first lieutenant in the One Hundred and Fifth United States Infantry, Twenty-seventh Division, with overseas service, in 1917 and 1918; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in New York City; assistant United States attorney for the southern district of New York in 1924 and 1925; unsuccessful Republican candidate for district attorney of New York County in 1929; delegate to the Republican State conventions from 1930 to 1948; delegate to the Republican National Conventions 1936-1948; member of the State senate 1939-1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; engaged in the practice of law in New York City; member of State Commission on Governmental Operations of the city of New York 1959-1961; retired from the practice of law due to ill health and resided in New York City, where he died May 21, 1972; interment in Memorial Cemetery, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

Bibliography

Coudert, Paula Murray, Paul B. Jones, and Lawrence Klepp. Frederic R. Coudert, Jr.: A Biography. With an introduction by William F. Buckley, Jr. N.p.: Paula M. Coudert, 1985.

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

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