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Charles Samuel Joelson

(1916 - 1999)


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JOELSON, Charles Samuel, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., January 27, 1916; attended the public schools, graduated from Montclair Academy; Cornell University, B.A., 1937; law school of Cornell University, LL.B., 1939; was admitted to the bar in 1940 and commenced the practice of law in Paterson, N.J.; enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 and served in the Far Eastern Branch of the Division of Naval Intelligence; city counsel of Paterson, N.J., 1949-1952; deputy attorney general of the State’s criminal investigation division, 1954-1956, and Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, 1956-1958; director of criminal investigation for the State of New Jersey, 1958-1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1961, until his resignation September 4, 1969, to become a judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey; was a resident of Paramus, N.J., until his death on August 17, 1999.


Sources: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress

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