STUDDS, Gerry Eastman, (1937 - 2006)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

STUDDS, Gerry Eastman, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Mineola, Nassau County, N.Y., May 12, 1937; attended the public schools in Cohasset and Derby Academy in Hingham, Mass.; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1959; M.A.T., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1961; teacher, St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H.; foreign service officer, United States Department of State, 1961-1962; member, President John Kennedy’s White House staff, 1962-1963; legislative assistant to Senator Harrison A. Williams, Jr., 1964; State Coordinator of United States Senator Eugene McCarthy’s presidential primary campaign, 1968; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1997); censured by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 20, 1983, for personal misconduct with a House Page; chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (One Hundred Third Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; died on October 14, 2006, in Boston, Mass.