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Francis Edwin DORN

(1911-1987)

DORN, Francis Edwin, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 18, 1911; attended St. Augustine and Bishop McLaughlin Memorial High Schools; was graduated from Fordham University in 1932 and from the law school of the same university in 1935; also studied government at New York University in 1936; was admitted to the bar in 1936 and began practice in Brooklyn, N.Y.; elected to the State assembly in 1940 but resigned to enlist in the United States Navy in 1941; served four years overseas and was discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve, later being promoted to commander; assistant attorney general, State of New York, 1946-1950; engaged in the private practice of law since 1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress, and for election in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Brooklyn; founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation; was a resident of Brooklyn until his death in New York City, September 17, 1987; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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