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Henry HELSTOSKI

(1925-1999)

HELSTOSKI, Henry, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Wallington, Bergen County, N.J., March 21, 1925; attended the Wallington and Rutherford schools; served in the United States Army Air Corps as instructor and radio technician, 1943-1945; attended Paterson State College and graduated from Montclair State Teachers College, B.A., 1947, and M.A., 1949; teacher, high school principal, and superintendent of schools in Bergen County, N.J., 1949-1962; served as councilman of East Rutherford, N.J., in 1956, and as mayor 1957-1965; management consultant in advertising, 1962-1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1977); unsuccessful candidate for reelection as an independent to the Ninety-fifth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election as an independent in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress and as a Democrat for nomination in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; superintendent, North Bergen schools, 1981-1985; engaged as a public relations consultant; was a resident of East Rutherford, N.J., until his death in Wayne, N.J., on December 16, 1999.

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

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