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Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr
Birth: Jan. 17, 1916
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 23, 2011

US Congressman. Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr. represented Morris and Somerset Counties in New Jersey as a Republican in the House of Representatives from 1953 to 1974. In his first year in office, Frelinghuysen spoke out against the Communist witch-hunt of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin. In 1959, Frelinghuysen successfully led the opposition against a proposed airport in Morris County on a piece of land that later became the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Frelinghuysen also supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Frelinghuysen backed many of President Lyndon Johnson's Vietnam War policies. Before becoming a Congressman, Frelinghuysen served his country during World War II. After leaving Congress, Frelinghuysen served in a number of civic positions, including as a board member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He comes from a long line of New Jersey politicians, including four U.S. Senators - his great-great-great-grandfather, Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen, his great-grandfather, Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen, his great-great-uncle, Theodore Frelinghuysen, and his cousin, Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen. His son, Rodney Frelinghuysen, is also a U.S. Congressman. (bio by: Dan Silva) 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Hood Ballentine Frelinghuysen (1882 - 1959)
  Adaline Havemeyer Frelinghuysen (1884 - 1963)
 
 Spouse:
  Beatrice Sterling Procter Frelinghuysen (____ - 1996)
 
Burial:
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church Memorial Garden
Morristown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Dan Silva
Record added: May 23, 2011
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Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr
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