LINDSAY, John Vliet, a Representative from New York; born in New York City November 24,
1921; graduated from the Buckley School in New York City in 1935, St. Pauls
School, Concord, N.H., in 1940; Yale University, B.A., in 1944, and from the
law school of the same university, LL.B., 1948; joined the United States Navy
in May 1943; discharged as a lieutenant in March 1946; was admitted to the bar
in 1949 and began the practice of law in New York City; executive assistant to
the United States Attorney General from January 1955 to January 1957; delegate
to the Republican National Conventions in 1960, 1964, and 1968; elected as a
Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses, and
served from January 3, 1959, to December 31, 1965, when he resigned to become
mayor of New York City; reelected in November 1969 for the term ending in 1973;
changed party affiliation to Democrat in 1971; resumed the practice of law in
New York City; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination to the
United States Senate in 1980; died on December 19, 2000, in Hilton Head, S.C.;
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Journey into Politics. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1967.