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Peter Hoyt DOMINICK

(1915-1981)
Senate Years of Service:
1963-1975
Party:
Republican

DOMINICK, Peter Hoyt, (nephew of Howard Alexander Smith), a Representative and a Senator from Colorado; born in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., July 7, 1915; attended public schools; graduated from St. Mark’s School, Southborough, Mass., in 1933, Yale University in 1937, and Yale Law School in 1940; during the Second World War entered the Army Air Corps in 1942 as an aviation cadet and served until 1945 when discharged as a captain; engaged in law practice in New York City in 1940-1942 and early 1946, and in Denver, Colo., 1946-1961; member, State house of representatives 1957-1961; member of National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization 1960-1961; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for reelection in 1962; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1962; reelected in 1968 and served from January 3, 1963, to January 3, 1975; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Switzerland 1975; resided in Cherry Hills, Colo., until his death in Hobe Sound, Fla., March 18, 1981; interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

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

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