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CAHILL, William Thomas

CAHILL, William Thomas
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1912–1996

Biography

CAHILL, William Thomas, A Representative from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 25, 1912; moved with his parents to New Jersey in 1919; graduated from Camden (N.J.) Catholic High School in 1929, St. Joseph's College in 1933, and Rutgers Law School in 1937; special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1937 and 1938; was admitted to the bar in 1939 and commenced the practice of law in Camden, N.J.; city prosecutor of Camden, N.J., in 1944 and 1945; first assistant prosecutor of Camden County 1948-1951; special deputy attorney general of the State of New Jersey in 1951; member of the New Jersey general assembly 1951-1953; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses until his resignation (January 3, 1959-January 19, 1970); Governor of New Jersey, January 20, 1970-January 15, 1974; senior fellow, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1974-1978; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Haddonfield, N.J., until his death on July 1, 1996; interment at Calvary Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives

New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1959-1970, 64.4 cubic feet. Included within the papers of William T. Cahill are incoming and outgoing letters with Congressional and constituent correspondents, bills, committee prints, voting records, press releases, photographs, and general subject files. Also covered briefly is Cahill's first campaign for Governor of New Jersey in 1969. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Commercial Archives, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Film and sound reels: 1969-1973, 3 film reels and 2 sound reels. Includes five commercials used during the campaigns of William T. Cahill for the 1969 and 1973 gubernatorial elections in New Jersey, Republican party.
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