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Richard Lawrence OTTINGER

(1929- )

OTTINGER, Richard Lawrence, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, January 27, 1929; attended public schools of Scarsdale, N.Y.; graduated from Loomis School, Windsor, Conn., Windsor, Conn., 1946; B.A., Cornell University, 1950; LL.B, Harvard Law School, 1953; took postgraduate study in international law, Georgetown University, 1960-1961; served in the United States Air Force, 1955-1957, and was discharged as a captain; admitted to the New York bar in 1955; practiced international and corporate law, 1955-1960; chair, member of the board of directors, Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation and Environmental and Energy Study Institute; contract manager, International Cooperation Administration, 1960-1961; a founder and second staff member of the Peace Corps, serving as director of programs for the West Coast of South America, 1961-1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1970; organizer of Grassroots Action, Inc., in Washington, D.C., 1971-1972; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1985); did not seek reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984; dean emeritus, Pace University Law School; is a resident of Mamaroneck, N.Y.

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

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