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Edward Alexander GARMATZ

(1903-1986)

GARMATZ, Edward Alexander, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., February 7, 1903; attended the public schools and Polytechnic Institute; engaged in the electrical business 1920-1942; associated with the Maryland State Racing Commission 1941-1944; served as police magistrate 1944-1947; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress, by special election, July 15, 1947, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas D’Alesandro; reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from July 15, 1947, to January 3, 1973; chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Eighty-ninth through Ninety-second Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; employed by the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots Union; was a resident of Baltimore, Md., until his death there on July 22, 1986.

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

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