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F. Jay NIMTZ

(1915-1990)

NIMTZ, F. Jay, a Representative from Indiana; born in South Bend, Saint Joseph County, Ind., December 1, 1915; attended the public schools; Indiana University, A.B., 1938 and from the same university law school, LL.B. (J.D.), 1940; admitted to the bar in 1940 and commenced the practice of law in South Bend, Ind.; inducted in the United States Army as a private June 13, 1941, and served until February 14, 1947, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, with overseas service in England, France, and Germany; served fourteen months as assistant executive officer, Office of United States Chief of Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality; colonel, United States Army Reserve, retired; vice-chairman, Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, 1958; member of board of directors, Saint Joseph County Department of Public Welfare; unsuccessful candidate in 1947 for South Bend city judge and in 1948 for prosecutor of Saint Joseph County; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress and for election in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; graduate, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1965; member, Indiana Air Pollution Control Board, 1979-1986, and Indiana Environmental Management Board, 1981-1986; served as president of the South Bend Redevelopment Commission from 1974 until his death in South Bend, Ind., on December 6, 1990.

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

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