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ERDREICH, Ben, A Representative from Alabama; born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., December 9, 1938; graduated from Shados Valley High School, Birmingham, Ala., 1956; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1960; J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1963; editor-in-chief, Alabama Law Review; United States Army, 1963-1965; admitted to Alabama bar, 1963; lawyer, private practice; elected to Alabama house of representatives, 1970-1974; Jefferson County commissioner, Birmingham, Ala., 1974-1982; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1993); delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1988 and 1992; unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; chair, United States Merit Systems Protection Board, 1993-2000; is a resident of Birmingham, Ala.

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

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External Research Collections

Birmingham Public Library

Birmingham, AL
Papers: 1973-1982, 8 linear feet. These files relate to Ben Erdreich’s service as Jefferson County Commissioner of Public Welfare. The collection also contains some material relating to Tom Pinson, a previous member of the Commission.
Papers: In the Jefferson County Commission Reports and Studies, 1973-1981, approximately 5 linear feet. This collection contains reports and studies on a wide variety of topics collected by Ben Erdreich during his service on the Jefferson County Commission.
Microfilm: In the Erdreich, Bloch, and Proskauer Families Papers, 1870-1987, 3 reels. Persons represented include Ben Erdreich.

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

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1984-1988, 9 commercials on 3 videocassettes. The commercials were used during Ben Erdreich's campaigns for the 1984, 1986 and 1988 U.S. congressional elections in District 6 of Alabama, Democratic Party.
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