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John Robert FOLEY

(1917-2001)

FOLEY, John Robert, a Representative from Maryland; born in Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minn., October 16, 1917; graduated from St. Felix High School, Wabasha, Minn., 1935; B.A., St. Thomas College, St. Paul, Minn., 1940; United States Army, 1941-1946; LL.B., Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1947; L.L.M., Catholic University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1950; lawyer, private practice; professor; elected judge of the Orphan’s (Probate) Court, Montgomery County, Md., 1954-1958; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the Eighty-fifth Congress in 1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960 and for election to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; died on November 11, 2001, in Kensington, Md.

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

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