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Clifford P. Case
Clifford Phillip Case (16 April 1904 in Franklin Park, New Jersey – 5 March 1982 in Washington, DC) was an American lawyer political figure, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1945–1953) and United States Senate (1955–1979) as a Republican from the State of New Jersey.
Clifford P. Case was born in Franklin Park in Somerset County, New Jersey, on 16 April 1904. He attended the public schools of Poughkeepsie, New York, and graduated from both Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a baccalaureate degree in 1925 and from the Law School at Columbia University in New York City in 1928.
Following his graduation from law school in 1928 he was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in New York City. In 1938, Case was elected to the Common Council for the town of Rahway, New Jersey. He served in that capacity until 1942, when he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly, where he served from 1943 to 1945. In 1944, case ran and won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving in the Seventy-ninth , Eightieth, Eighty-first, Eighty-second, and Eighty-third Congresses. Case resigned from his seat in the House of Representatives on 16 August 1953, when he took up the position of President of the Fund for the Republic from 1953 to 1954. In 1954, Case ran for and won election to the United States Senate, where he served from 1955 to 1979. In 1978, Case was not renominated as the Republican Party's candidate for the Senate. He resumed the practice of law and lectured at Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics. He died on 5 March 1982, in Washington, DC and was interred at the New Cemetery in Somerville, New Jersey.
Career in Politics
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