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                        Symington SYMINGTON, James Wadsworth, (son of Stuart Symington), a Representative from Missouri; born in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, September 28, 1927; attended St. Bernard’s School in New York City, St. Louis Country Day School and Deerfield Academy; B.A., Yale, 1950; LL.B., Columbia Law School, 1954; United States Marine Corps, private first class, 1945-1946; assistant city counselor of St. Louis, Mo., 1954-1955; practiced law in St. Louis, Mo., 1955-1958; United States Foreign Service, London, England, 1958-1960; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., 1960-1961; deputy director, Food for Peace, White House, 1961-1962; administrative assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, 1962-1963; director, President’s Committee on Juvenile Delinquency, 1965-1966; consultant, President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, 1965-1966; chief of protocol, Department of State, 1966-1968; director, secretary, The Atlantic Council, 1986- 2001; director, Library of Congress Russian Leadership Program, 2001; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate in 1976 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law; is a resident of Washington, D.C.

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Representative 01/03/1969 01/03/1977 2 House of Representatives MO
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