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Robert Mcclory
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1908
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1988
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Born in Riverside, Cook County, Ill. January 31, 1908; attended the public schools, L'Institut Sillig, Vevey, Switzerland, 1925-1926, and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1926-1928; graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1932; admitted to the bar in 1932 and thereafter engaged in the practice of law in State and Federal courts in Cook and Lake Counties; served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve 1933-1937; elected to the State house of representatives in 1950 and to the State senate in 1952, 1956, and 1960; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1983); sat on the House Judiciary Committee for the Watergate Impeachment, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; United States delegate to the Interparliamentary Union Conference, 1963-1982, and honorary delegate, 1983 to 1988; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on July 24, 1988.

Mcclory was perhaps most noteworthy for his yes vote on the second Article of Impeachment against Richard Nixon on July 29th, 1974. Two days prior, on July 27th, a stunned nation watched 6 Republican members (along with 21 Democrats) of the House Judiciary Committee vote to approve an Article of Impeachment of Obstruction of Justice against the President. Two days later, Mcclory joined the 6 Republicans by voting yes on the Article charging the President with Abuse of Power. Mcclory felt that the charges in this Article were much more serious and warranted Impeachment.

It was a clear signal that the President's conduct had crossed party lines and posed a serious threat to his Presidency. On August 9th, 1974, President Nixon resigned. (bio by: Soorus) 
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Record added: Sep 26, 2002
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Robert Mcclory
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