PIKE, Otis Grey

PIKE, Otis Grey
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


PIKE, Otis Grey, a Representative from New York; born in Riverhead, Suffolk County, N.Y., August 31, 1921; attended the public schools; A.B., Princeton University, 1946; LL.B., Columbia University Law School, 1948; served as a Marine Corps pilot in the Pacific Theater, 1942-1946; awarded five air medals; justice of the peace of the town of Riverhead, 1954-1960; member of the Riverhead Town Board, 1954-1960; lawyer; private practice; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1979); chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence (Ninety-fourth Congress); not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; president, South Oaks Hospital, Amityville, N.Y.; syndicated columnist, Newhouse newspapers, 1979-1999; resided in Vero Beach, Fla until his death on January 20, 2014.

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

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External Research Collections

Michigan State University Libraries
Main Library

East Lansing Michigan
Interview: 1975, 1 electronic audio file. An interview where Congressman Otis Pike discusses how the entire Cyprus crisis could have been avoided, and the lack of cooperation between the State Department and Congress, with William F. Buckley on Firing Line.

Riverhead Free Library

Riverhead, NY
Oral History: In the Oral history collection, 1967-1976, 27 sound cassettes and 14 transcriptions. Interviewees include Otis Pike.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Otis G. Pike, Democratic Representative from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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