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John Hart TERRY

(1924-2001)

TERRY, John Hart, a Representative from New York; born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., November 14, 1924; attended public and private schools in Syracuse; pre-law, University of Notre Dame, 1945; LL.B. (J.D.), Syracuse University, 1948; entered the United States Army in September 1943 as a private and served in European Theater of Operations with rank of regimental sergeant major; received Bronze Star with clusters, and Purple Heart; discharged with rank of first lieutenant, 1946; admitted to the New York bar in 1948 and commenced practice in Syracuse; admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court and the District of Columbia; elected and reelected to six consecutive terms to Onondaga County Board of Supervisors, 1948-1958; appointed assistant secretary to the Governor of New York, 1959-1961; member, Inter-Group Relations Advisory Council of New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, 1961-1962; elected and reelected to five consecutive terms as member of New York State assembly, 1963-1970; chairman, New York State United Services Organization, 1970; assistant secretary, New York State Republican convention, 1958, and delegate in 1962; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second Congress (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., 1973-1987; resumed the practice of law in Syracuse; died on October 20, 2001, in Syracuse, N.Y.

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

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