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STEIGER, Sam, a Representative from Arizona; born in New York City, March 10, 1929; attended grade and high schools in New York City; attended Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and Colorado A.&M., Fort Collins, Colo.; was a commissioned officer in the United States Army serving as a tank platoon leader in Korea; was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart; engaged in ranching and horse breeding in Prescott, Ariz.; served two terms in the State senate in 1960-1964; was Vietnam war correspondent for two local newspapers in 1965; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate in 1976 for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; special assistant to Governor Evan Mecham, 1987-1988; died on September 26, 2012, in Prescott, Ariz.

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

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External Research Collections

Northern Arizona University
Cline Library Special Collections

Flagstaff, AZ
Papers: 1970-1976, 67 linear feet. The collection contains congressional papers, correspondence, and photographs of Sam Steiger. Included is a substantial amount of information regarding Arizona native American tribes and environmental issues. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Sam Steiger, Republican Representative from Arizona. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Steiger, Sam. "Bureaucracy: Paternalism on the Potomac." In The Case Against the Reckless Congress, edited by Marjorie Holt, pp. 79-86. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Publishers, 1976.

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