POLITICAL PARTY Republican
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 85th (1957-1959)
Representative Edwin Hyland MAY Jr Biography
MAY, Edwin Hyland, Jr., a Representative from Connecticut; born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., May 28, 1924; graduated from Wethersfield High School, Wethersfield, Conn., 1942; graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1948; United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; insurance executive; business executive; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-sixth Congress in 1958; Connecticut state Republican chairman, 1958-1962; unsuccessful candidate for Republican nomination for governor of Connecticut in 1962; delegate, Connecticut constitutional convention, 1965; unsuccessful candidate for Republican nomination to United States Senate in 1968; died on February 20, 2002, in Fort Pierce, Fla.; remains were cremated. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
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Edwin Hyland MAY Jr Committee Assignments
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