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Richard ZIMMER

(1944- )

ZIMMER, Richard, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, N.J., August 16, 1944; B.A., Yale University, 1966; L.L.B., Yale Law School, 1969; practiced law in New York City, 1969-1975, and in New Brunswick, N.J., 1975-1990; chair, New Jersey Common Cause, 1974-1977; member, New Jersey State assembly, 1982-1987; New Jersey State senator, 1987-1991; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Second and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate in 1996 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 2008.

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

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