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Stephen Joshua SOLARZ

(1940-2010)

SOLARZ, Stephen Joshua, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, September 12, 1940; attended public schools in New York City; B.A., Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., 1962; M.A., public law and government, Columbia University, New York, 1967; taught political science at Brooklyn (N.Y.) College, 1967-1968; served in the New York State assembly, 1969-1974; delegate, Democratic National Mid-term Convention, 1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; appointed by President Clinton as chairman of the Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund and served from 1993-1998; business executive; died on November 29, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

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

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