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ST. GERMAIN, Fernand Joseph

ST. GERMAIN, Fernand Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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ST. GERMAIN, Fernand Joseph, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Blackstone, Worcester County, Mass., January 9, 1928; attended parochial schools in Woonsocket, R.I.; graduated from Our Lady of Providence Seminary High School, 1945; graduated from Providence College, 1948; graduated from Boston University Law School, 1955; United States Army, 1949-1952; elected to the Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1952-1961; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Rhode Island in 1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1989); chairman, Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs (Ninety-seventh through One Hundredth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred First Congress in 1988; died on August, 16, 2014, in Newport, R.I.

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

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External Research Collections

Boston University
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

Boston, MA
Papers: 1963-1988, 146 boxes. The Fernand S. Germain collection consists of an extensive gathering of the Congressman’s papers. Present are speeches, press releases, and numerous files regarding legislation, as well as some correspondence and photographs. The collection also includes records of bills introduced in the House of Representative by St. Germain during his time in office. An inventory is available in the repository and online.

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

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1986-1988, 4 commercials on 2 videocassettes. The commercials were used during Fernand St Germain's campaigns for the 1986 and 1988 U.S. congressional elections in District 1 of Rhode Island, Democratic Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Fernand J. St. Germain, Democratic Representative from Rhode Island. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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