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Lee Herbert HAMILTON

(1931- )

HAMILTON, Lee Herbert, a Representative from Indiana; born in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., April 20, 1931; attended the public schools of Evansville, Ind.; graduated from De Pauw University, 1952; studied at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1952 and 1953; graduated from Indiana University School of Law, 1956; lawyer, private practice; treasurer of Bartholomew County Young Democrats, 1960-1963, and president, 1963-1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1999); chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence (Ninety-ninth Congress), Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran (One Hundredth Congress), Joint Economic Committee (One Hundred First Congress); Committee on Foreign Affairs (One Hundred Third Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998; vice chair, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, 2002-2004.

Bibliography

Hamilton, Lee H. Strengthening Congress. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2009.

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

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