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Harry Lancaster TOWE

(1898-1991)

TOWE, Harry Lancaster, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, N.J., November 3, 1898; attended the public schools of Passaic, N.J., and the United States Naval Academy 1918-1920; was graduated from New Jersey Law School at Newark in 1925; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Rutherford, N.J.; United States commissioner 1929-1931; special assistant attorney general of New Jersey 1931-1934; member of the State house of assembly in 1941 and 1942; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his resignation September 7, 1951, to become an assistant attorney general of New Jersey, in which capacity he served until October 31, 1953; engaged in the practice of law in Hackensack, N.J.; secretary and general counsel of publishing firm of Medical Economics, Inc., 1960 to 1969; was a resident of Kinnelon, N.J., until his death on February 4, 1991.

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

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