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John Vliet LINDSAY

(1921-2000)

LINDSAY, John Vliet, a Representative from New York; born in New York City November 24, 1921; graduated from the Buckley School in New York City in 1935, St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., in 1940; Yale University, B.A., in 1944, and from the law school of the same university, LL.B., 1948; joined the United States Navy in May 1943; discharged as a lieutenant in March 1946; was admitted to the bar in 1949 and began the practice of law in New York City; executive assistant to the United States Attorney General from January 1955 to January 1957; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1960, 1964, and 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1959, to December 31, 1965, when he resigned to become mayor of New York City; reelected in November 1969 for the term ending in 1973; changed party affiliation to Democrat in 1971; resumed the practice of law in New York City; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination to the United States Senate in 1980; died on December 19, 2000, in Hilton Head, S.C.

Bibliography

Lindsay, John V. Journey into Politics. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1967.

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

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