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Edward Maurice MEZVINSKY

(1937- )

MEZVINSKY, Edward Maurice, (husband of Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky), a Representative from Iowa; born in Ames, Story County, Iowa, January 17, 1937; attended the public schools; B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1960; M.A., political science, University of California, Berkeley, 1963; J.D., the same university, 1965; admitted to the Iowa bar in 1965 and commenced practice in Iowa City; legislative assistant to United States Representative Neal Smith (Iowa), 1965-1967; member, Iowa State house of representatives, 1969-1970; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the Ninety-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1977); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress; appointed United States representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, 1977-1979; elected Democratic Party State Chairman of Pennsylvania, 1981-1986; unsuccessful candidate in 1990 for nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania; is a resident of Penn Valley, Pa.

Bibliography

Mezvinsky, Edward, with Kevin McCormally and John Greenya. A Term to Remember. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1977.

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

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