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 Gerry E. Studds

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Gerry E. Studds

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Mineola, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 14 Oct 2006 (aged 69)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 16170119 View Source
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US Congressman. In 1973 he was elected as a Democrat from Massachusetts to the US House of Representatives, and served in the eleven succeeding Congresses through 1997. Studds was the first openly gay person elected to Congress and a strong advocate of gay rights. He was also the ranking member of the House Democratic leadership that supported New England fishermen and the ocean environment. After retiring from public office, he worked as executive director of the New Bedford Oceanarium. He died after sustaining head injuries from an accident.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 14 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16170119
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16170119/gerry-e-studds : accessed ), memorial page for Gerry E. Studds (12 May 1937–14 Oct 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16170119, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .