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Thomas Charles McGRATH, Jr.

(1927-1994)

McGRATH, Thomas Charles, Jr., a Representative from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 22, 1927; graduated from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1944; attended University of Notre Dame in 1944-1945; served in the United States Navy as an enlisted man, June 1945 to November 1945; graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., in 1950; served in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, 1950-1954; graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1957; was admitted to the bar in 1958 and practiced law in Philadelphia, Pa., until 1963; deputy attorney general of New Jersey, 1964; practiced law in Atlantic City, N.J., 1964-1965; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; general counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1967-1969; Treasurer, New Jersey Democratic State committee, 1969-1973; consultant, construction and finance industry 1969-1992; was a resident of Margate City, N.J., and Juno Beach, Fla., until his death in Delray Beach, Fla., on January 15, 1994.

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

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