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DeWitt Stephen HYDE

(1909-1986)

HYDE, DeWitt Stephen, a Representative from Maryland; born in Washington, D.C., March 21, 1909; attended the public schools; George Washington University, J.D., 1935; with the Farm Credit Administration for three years; admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; moved to Maryland in 1938 and continued law work; entered the United States Navy as a lieutenant (jg.) in March 1943, served in the South Pacific, and was separated from the service as a lieutenant commander in May 1946; instructor of law, Benjamin Franklin University, Washington, D.C., 1946-1951; served in the State house of delegates 1947-1950; member of the State senate in 1951 and 1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; engaged in the practice of law; in 1959 was appointed as associate judge of the District of Columbia Court of General Sessions; was a resident of Bethesda, Md., where he died on April 25, 1986.

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

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