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James Haas SCHEUER

(1920-2005)

SCHEUER, James Haas, a Representative from New York; born in New York, New York, February 6, 1920; graduated from the Fieldston School, Riverdale, N.Y., 1938; A.B., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa., 1942; L.L.B., Columbia University Law School, New York, N.Y., 1948; I.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Cambridge, Mass., 1945; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, 1943-1945; staff, Foreign Economic Administration, 1945-1946; staff, Office of Price Stabilization, 1951-1957; writer; lecturer; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; elected as a Democrat-Liberal to the Eighty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; served as president, National Alliance for Safer Cities, 1972-1973; president, National Housing Conference, 1972-1974; elected as a Democrat-Liberal to the Ninety-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; chair, Select Committee on Population (Ninety-fifth Congress); United States Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1994-1996; died on August 30, 2005, in Washington, D.C.

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

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