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Joseph Yale Resnick

(1924 - 1969)

RESNICK, Joseph Yale, a Representative from New York; born in Ellenville, Ulster County, N.Y., July 13, 1924; educated in electronics; during the Second World War served as a radio officer in the United States Merchant Marine; founder and chairman of the board of Channel Master Corp.; engaged in electronics and plastic research and development; member of Ellenville School Board; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1968 but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; returned to business interests; died in Las Vegas, Nev., while enroute to California on a business trip, October 6, 1969; interment in Hebrew Aid Society Cemetery, Wawarsing, N.Y.

Sources: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress