ATKINSON, Eugene Vincent, (1927 - )


ATKINSON, Eugene Vincent, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Aliquippa, Pa., April 5, 1927; graduated, Aliquippa High School, 1945; master’s degree program, University of Pittsburgh; served in the U.S. Navy Seabees; owned and operated an insurance agency; appointed director of customs, Port of Pittsburgh, 1962-1969; Beaver County Commissioner, 1972-1978; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and Ninety-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1983); announced his affiliation with the Republican Party on October 14, 1981; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress; is a resident of Aliquippa, Pa.