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John Andrew McGUIRE

(1906-1976)

McGUIRE, John Andrew, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Wallingford, New Haven County, Conn., February 28, 1906; attended the public schools; student at Lyman Hall, Wallingford, Conn., in 1924 and graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1928; employed as a bank clerk, 1928-1934; town clerk of Wallingford from January 1, 1934, to December 31, 1949; Democratic State Chairman in 1946; engaged in general insurance business in Wallingford, Conn., in 1935; delegate, Democratic State conventions, 1936-1956, and Democratic National Convention in 1950; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; resumed insurance, real estate, and travel business; member of Connecticut State Legislature 1961-1962; appointed deputy sheriff, New Haven County, November 10, 1969; executive director of Wallingford Housing Authority at the time of his death; died in Wallingford, Conn., May 28, 1976; interment in St. John’s Cemetery.

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

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