WYDLER, John Waldemar

WYDLER, John Waldemar
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1924–1987

Biography

WYDLER, John Waldemar, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 9, 1924; attended West School of Long Beach, Long Beach High School, and Brown University, Providence, R.I.; enlisted as a private in the United States Army Air Corps November 16, 1942, was promoted to staff sergeant in a chemical weapons company and assigned to the China-Burma-India Theater, and was discharged in November 1945; served as a lieutenant in the judge advocate's office, and in Air Force Reserve, 1945-1955; resumed studies at Brown University until 1947; LL.B., Harvard University Law School, 1950; was admitted to the bar in October 1950; served in the United States attorney's office, Eastern District of New York, 1953-1959; entered the private practice of law in Mineola, N.Y., in 1959; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; chairman, Long Island Development Agency; was a resident of Garden City, N.Y., until his death in Washington, D.C., on August 4, 1987; interment in Holy Rood Cemetery, Garden City, N.Y.

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

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External Research Collections

Hofstra University Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscripts, Special Collections

Hempstead, NY
Papers: 1963-1980, 135 feet. The papers of John W. Wydler contain correspondence, news releases, committee reports, voting justifications, and printed copies of legislation sponsored him during his service as U.S. Congressman, 1963-1980.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: John W. Wydler, Republican Representative from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Wydler, John W. Oversight of breeder reactor development in the United Kingdom: To the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1981.

___. Oversight of energy development in northern Europe: Report to the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1980.

___. Oversight of European nuclear energy development: To the Committee on Science and Technology, U. S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1978.

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