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Charles William SANDMAN, Jr.

(1921-1985)

SANDMAN, Charles William, Jr., a Representative from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., October 23, 1921; graduated from Cape May High School, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., and Rutgers University Law School, Newark, N.J.; admitted to New Jersey bar in 1949; served as solicitor for Cape May City, N.J.; with Armed Forces of the United States as navigator in the Army Air Corps, European Theater, during the Second World War; elected to the New Jersey State senate in November 1955, reelected in 1959 and 1963; elected a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968; majority leader of the New Jersey State senate in 1964 and 1965; chairman of the New Jersey State Narcotics Investigating Committee, 1962-1967; delegate to the New Jersey Constitutional convention, March-April 1966; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1973; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of Cape May Court House, N.J., until his death there August 26, 1985; interment in Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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