MACHEN, Hervey Gilbert

MACHEN, Hervey Gilbert
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


MACHEN, Hervey Gilbert, a Representative from Maryland; born in Washington, D.C., October 14, 1916; graduated from Hyattsville High School, Hyattsville, Md.; B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, Md.; LL.B., Southeastern University, Washington, D.C., 1939; LL.M., Southeastern University, Washington, D.C., 1941; United States Army, 1941-1946; banker; lawyer, private practice; member of the Maryland state house of delegates, 1954-1962; assistant attorney, Office of the Maryland State's Attorney, Prince George's County, Md., 1947-1951; city attorney for Cheverly, Md., and Hyattsville, Md., 1949-1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-first Congress in 1968; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the Ninety-second Congress in 1970; died on November 29, 1994, in Annapolis, Md.; interment in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Upper Marlboro, Md.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Maryland Libraries
Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections

College Park, MD
Papers: 1937-1968, 41.50 linear feet. The Hervey Machen papers document his activities in the U.S. House of Representatives and cover the subjects of the Taft-Hartley Act, Armed Services Committee, District of Columbia home rule, voting rights, and civil rights. A descripton of the papers is available online:
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