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Richard Dean McCARTHY

(1927-1995)

McCARTHY, Richard Dean, a Representative from New York; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., September 24, 1927; graduated from Canisus High School in 1945; Canisus College, Buffalo, N.Y., 1950; took graduate work at the University of Buffalo, Cornell University, and Harvard University; served in the United States Navy, November 1945 to August 1946 and in the United States Army, November 1950 to October 1952; engaged as a reporter for the Buffalo Evening News, October 1952 to September 1953 and in the public relations field, September 1953 to December 1956; director of public relations for the National Gypsum Co., 1956-1964; author; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth, Ninetieth, and Ninety-first Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection in 1970 but was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination to the United States Senate; press attaché, American Embassy, Tehran, 1975-1976; bureau chief for the Buffalo News, Washington, D.C., 1978 until his retirement in 1989; died May 5, 1995 in Arlington, Va.

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

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