Joseph Clark Baldwin

Joseph Clark Baldwin

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 27 Oct 1957 (aged 60)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Section 109, Walnut Plot, Lot 10714
Memorial ID 7643362 · View Source
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US Congressman. First born of a wealthy dyestuff manufacturing family, he dropped the III upon his father's death in 1937. After graduating from St. Paul's Academy in Concord, New Hampshire, he joined the United States Navy in 1917 but after 6 months of seasickness he was transferred to the Army and saw action in France, rising to the rank of Captain. After the war he graduated from Harvard University in 1920, and became a political reporter for the "New York Tribune" for a short time before serving as associate editor of the "North Westchester Times" from 1922 to 1930. He opened his own public relations firm in 1930, and entered politics a few years later. He served in the New York State Senate from 1934 to 1936, as a Delegate to the New York Constitutional Convention in 1938, and on the New York Council from 1937 to 1941. When Congressman Kenneth Simpson died in office, he was elected as a Republican to fill the vacancy, representing New York's 17th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1941 to 1947. He was unsuccessful in a bid for reelection in 1946, and after the conclusion of his political career he represented the United Dye and Chemical Corporation, a company his father had been president of at one time. In honor of his service in France during World War I, he was made an Officer of the French Legion of Honor.

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