ERDREICH, Ben, (1938 - )


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ERDREICH, Ben, a Representative from Alabama; born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., December 9, 1938; graduated from Shados Valley High School, Birmingham, Ala., 1956; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1960; J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1963; editor-in-chief, Alabama Law Review; United States Army, 1963-1965; admitted to Alabama bar, 1963; lawyer, private practice; elected to Alabama house of representatives, 1970-1974; Jefferson County commissioner, Birmingham, Ala., 1974-1982; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1993); delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1988 and 1992; unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; is a resident of Birmingham, Ala.