COUDERT, Frederic René, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in New York City May 7, 1898; attended
Browning and Morristown Schools in New York City; was graduated from Columbia University in
1918 and from its law school in 1922; served as a first lieutenant in the One Hundred and Fifth United
States Infantry, Twenty-seventh Division, with overseas service, in 1917 and 1918; was admitted to
the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in New York City; assistant United States attorney for the
southern district of New York in 1924 and 1925; unsuccessful Republican candidate for district
attorney of New York County in 1929; delegate to the Republican State conventions from 1930 to
1948; delegate to the Republican National Conventions 1936-1948; member of the State senate
1939-1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3,
1947-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress;
engaged in the practice of law in New York City; member of State Commission on Governmental
Operations of the city of New York 1959-1961; retired from the practice of law due to ill health and
resided in New York City, where he died May 21, 1972; interment in Memorial Cemetery, Cold
Spring Harbor, N.Y.
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Buckley, Jr. N.p.: Paula M. Coudert, 1985.