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Alton R. WALDON, Jr.

(1936- )

WALDON, Alton R., Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Lakeland, Fla., December 21, 1936; graduated from Boys High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1954; B.S., John Jay College, New York, N.Y., 1968; J.D., New York Law School, New York, N.Y., 1973; United States Army, 1956-1959; appointed deputy commissioner, State Division of Human Rights in 1975; counsel, Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities; member of the New York state assembly, 1983-1986; delegate to the Democratic national convention, 1984 and 1988; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-ninth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Joseph P. Addabbo (June 10, 1986-January 3, 1987); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986; appointed to the New York state investigation commission; was an unsuccessful candidate for the special election to the One Hundred Fifth Congress on February 3, 1998; member of the New York state senate, 1990-2000; judge, New York state court claims, 2000 to present.

Bibliography

”Alton R. Waldon, Jr.” in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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

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