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LOWENSTEIN, Allard Kenneth, a Representative from New York; born in Newark, Essex County, N.J.,
January 16, 1929; B.A., University of North Carolina, 1949; LL.B., Yale
University, 1954; enlisted in the United States Army, 1954-1956; taught at
Stanford University, North Carolina State University, and City College of New
York; special assistant, Senator Frank Porter Graham, 1949; foreign policy
assistant, Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, 1959; delegate, Democratic National
Conventions, 1960 and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first Congress
(January 3, 1969-January 3, 1971); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in
1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election in
1972, 1974, and 1976, to the Ninety-third, Ninety-fourth, and Ninety-fifth
Congresses; appointed to head the United States delegation to the thirty-third
regular annual session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in
Geneva, Switzerland, 1977; alternate United States Representative for Special
Political Affairs in the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador from August
1977 to June 1978; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1978 to the
Ninety-sixth Congress; died from the effects of an assassins bullet in New
York City March 14, 1980; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
BibliographyChafe, William Henry.
Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American
Liberalism. New York: Basic Books, 1993.