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John Edmund HUNT

(1908-1989)

HUNT, John Edmund, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Lambertville, Hunterdon County, N.J., November 25, 1908; educated in the public schools of Hellertown and Bethlehem, Pa., Newark and Trenton, N.J.; attended Newark Business School for three years; graduate, New Jersey State Police Academy, Trenton, N.J.; Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Washington, D.C.; Harvard School of Police Science, Cambridge, Mass.; United States Army Intelligence School, Harrisburg, Pa.; criminology consultant, New Jersey State Police, 1930-1959; served in the United States Army, 1942-1946, commissioned a second lieutenant; served as Combat Intelligence Officer with Four Hundred and Fifty-sixth Bombardment Group; awarded Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, and Presidential Unit Citation with oak leaf cluster; discharged with rank of major; lieutenant colonel, Military Intelligence, United States Army Reserve, 1946-1963; elected sheriff, Gloucester County, N.J., 1959, reelected 1962; elected to New Jersey State senate, 1963, reelected 1965; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of Pitman, N.J., until his death in Woodbury, N.J., on September 22, 1989.

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

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