BYRON, Goodloe Edgar

BYRON, Goodloe Edgar
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1929–1978

Biography

BYRON, Goodloe Edgar, (husband of Beverly Barton Butcher Byron, son of Katharine Edgar Byron and William Devereux Byron, and great grandson of Louis Emery McComas), a Representative from Maryland; born in Williamsport, Washington County, Md., June 22, 1929; attended the Williamsport public schools and St. Albans School of Washington, D.C.; B.A., University of Virginia at Charlottesville, 1951; J.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1953; commissioned first lieutenant, United States Army, with judge advocate general's office, 1954, serving as legal officer with Third Armored Division in Germany; discharged with rank of captain, 1957; subsequently joined Maryland National Guard, serving as aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. William Purnell, commander, Twenty-ninth Infantry Division; admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1953 and commenced practice in Frederick, 1958; Frederick County attorney, 1959-1961; chairman, Maryland State Planning and Zoning Law Study commission, 1966-1970; member, Maryland house of delegates, 1963-1967; member, Maryland senate, 1967-1971; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the three succeeding Congresses; served from January 3, 1971, until his death October 11, 1978, in Hagerstown, Md.; was a successful candidate for renomination to the Ninety-sixth Congress; interment in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Md.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

The Mount St. Mary's University
Archives & Special Collections

Emmitsburg, MD

University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library

Fairbanks, AK
Oral History: In the Ted Swem interview, 1993, 4 cassettes. Persons discussed include Goodloe Byron.

University of Maryland
Archives and Manuscripts

College Park, MD
Papers: In the Byron Family papers, ca. 1880-1970, 66 linear feet. Persons represented include Goodloe Edgar Byron.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Brugger, Robert J. Maryland, a Middle Temperament, 1634-1980. With the assistance of Cynthia Horsburgh Requardt, Robert I. Cottom, Jr., and Mary Ellen Hayward. Edited by Robert G. Merrick. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press in association with the Maryland Historical Society, 1988.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Gooodloe E. Byron, Democratic Representative from Maryland. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

United States. 95th Congress, 2d session, 1978. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Goodloe E. Byron, late a Representative from Maryland / Ninety-fifth Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1978.

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