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Robert GARCIA

(1933- )

GARCIA, Robert, a Representative from New York; born in New York, Bronx County, N.Y., January 9, 1933; attended the public schools; graduated from Haaren High School, Bronx, 1950; attended City College of New York, 1957; Community College of New York, 1957; RCA Institute, 1957; served in the United States Army during the Korean War with the Third Infantry Division, 1950-1953; computer engineer, 1957-1965; served in the New York assembly, 1965-1966; New York senate, 1966-1978; deputy minority leader, 1975-1978; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1976; registered as a Democrat but elected as a Republican-Liberal to the Ninety-fifth Congress, by special election, February 14, 1978, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Herman Badillo; resumed prior party affiliation as a Democrat, effective February 21, 1978; reelected to the six succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation January 7, 1990 (February 14, 1978-January 7, 1990); is a resident of Bronx, N.Y.

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

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