WAINWRIGHT, Stuyvesant, II, (1921 - 2010)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

WAINWRIGHT, Stuyvesant, II, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 16, 1921; moved to East Hampton, N.Y., in 1927; graduated from Westminster School, Simsbury, Conn.; interrupted legal studies at Yale University when twenty years of age to enlist as a private in the United States Army on January 30, 1942; attended officers candidate school; went overseas December 30, 1943, rose through the ranks, and was commanding officer of O.S.S. units of the First Army; returned to the States June 10, 1945, and spent the last three months of his service as adviser on intelligence coordination in the War Department in Washington, D.C.; was discharged as a captain December 13, 1945; lieutenant colonel in the Active Army Reserve; resumed legal studies and graduated from Yale University Law School in 1947; was admitted to the bar in 1948 and commenced practice in New York City; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; political science instuctor at Rutgers University, 1960-1961; resumed the practice of law; president, 1975-1979, and director, 1975-1985, Miltope Corp.; died on March 6, 2010, in East Hampton, N.Y.