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Joseph Davies TYDINGS

(1928- )
Senate Years of Service:
1965-1971
Party:
Democrat

TYDINGS, Joseph Davies, (son of Millard Evelyn Tydings), a Senator from Maryland; born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., May 4, 1928; attended the public schools of Aberdeen, Md.; graduated from McDonogh School in 1946, the University of Maryland in 1950, and the University of Maryland Law School in 1953; served in Army of Occupation, European Theater of Operations after the Second World War, corporal, Sixth Constabulary Regiment; admitted to the bar in 1952 and commenced the practice of law; member, Maryland house of delegates 1955-1961; United States attorney for Maryland 1961-1963; United States representative at the Interpol Conference in Helsinki, Finland, and at the International Penal Conference in Bellagio, Italy, in 1963; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1964, and served from January 3, 1965, to January 3, 1971; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Ninety-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970; member, Board of Regents of the University of Maryland 1974-1984, serving as chairman 1982-1984; member, Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland 2000-2005; senior counsel, law firm of Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin and Oshinsky, Washington, D.C.; is a resident of Harford County, Md.

Bibliography

Tydings, Joseph D. Born to Starve. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1970.

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

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