Gordon Canfield

Gordon Canfield

Birth
Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Death 20 Jun 1972 (aged 74)
Hawthorne, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Totowa, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6940947 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. During World War I, he served as a Private in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, (1917-18). After the war, he worked as a reporter in Passaic, New Jersey, (1919-23), graduated from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1926, was admitted to the bar in 1927and served as secretary to Representative George N. Seger, (1923-40). In 1941, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress and to the next nine succeeding Congresses, serving until 1961. While in office, he was credited for spearheading the pass of the legislation that funded the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves in 1950. After serving in Congress, he remained active in civic affairs in his community until his death at age 74.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6940947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon Canfield (15 Apr 1898–20 Jun 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6940947, citing Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .