Bernard James Dwyer

Bernard James Dwyer

Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 31 Oct 1998 (aged 77)
Edison, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Colonia, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 7744047 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, he attended Rutgers University and during World War II, he served in the US Navy, (1940-45). After the war, he was a insurance broker, member, Edison Township Council, (1958-69), Mayor of Edison, (1969-73) and served in the New Jersey Senate, (1974-80). In 1981, he was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh Congress and to the next five succeeding Congresses, serving until his retirement in 1993. He died of a heart at age 77 in Edison, New Jersey and was the last member of Congress who was also a survivor of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard James Dwyer (24 Jan 1921–31 Oct 1998), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7744047, citing Saint Gertrude Cemetery and Mausoleum, Colonia, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .