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Thomas Peter LANTOS

(1928-2008)

LANTOS, Thomas Peter, (father-in-law of Richard Swett), a Representative from California; born in Budapest, Hungary, February 1, 1928; came to the United States on an academic scholarship in 1947; B.A., University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., 1949; M.A., University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., 1950; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1953; professor of economics; television journalist; administrative assistant, economic and foreign policy adviser, United States Senate; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-February 11, 2008); chair, Committee on Foreign Affairs (One Hundred Tenth Congress); died on February 11, 2008, in Bethesda, Md.

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

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