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Newton Ivan STEERS, Jr.

(1917-1993)

STEERS, Newton Ivan, Jr., a Representative from Maryland; born in Glen Ridge, Essex County, N.J., January 13, 1917; attended the public schools of White Plains, N.Y.; graduated from the Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn., 1935; B.A., Yale University, 1939; Certificate of Advanced Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943; J.D., Yale Law School, 1948; admitted to the New York bar in 1958 and the District of Columbia bar in 1967; served in United States Army Air Corps, 1941-1946; employed by E.I. du Pont, 1939-1941, GAF Corp., 1948-1951, and the United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1951-1953; president of several investment companies in New York, 1953-1965; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; Maryland Republican State chairman, 1964-1966; Maryland State insurance commissioner, 1967-1970; in 1970, became Maryland Assistant Secretary, Licensing and Regulation; member, Maryland senate, 1971-1977; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1964 and 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth Congress (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress and for election in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election as lieutenant governor of Maryland in 1982; was a resident of Bethesda, Md., until his death there on February 11, 1993.

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

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