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Hastings KEITH

(1915-2005)

KEITH, Hastings, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Brockton, Plymouth County, Mass., November 22, 1915; graduated from Brockton High School, Deerfield Academy, and the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1938; graduate work at Harvard University in 1938; member of the faculty of the Boston University Evening College of Commerce in 1948 and 1949; in 1933 was a student in the Citizens Military Training Camps; served as battery officer in Massachusetts National Guard; during the Second World War served in the United States Army with eighteen months overseas service in Europe; graduate of the Command and General Staff School; colonel in the Army Reserve; salesman and later district manager for the Equitable Life Assurance Society in Boston, Mass., 1946-1952; member of the State senate 1953-1956; partner in a general insurance firm, Brockton, Mass., 1946-1984; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress in 1956; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; was a candidate for nomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress until he withdrew from the race; died on July 19, 2005, in Brockton, Mass.

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

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