Bernard James DWYER, Congress, NJ (1921-1998)


DWYER, Bernard James, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., January 24, 1921; attended the public schools; attended Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.; United States Navy, 1940-1945; insurance broker; member, Edison (N.J.) Township Council, 1958-1969; mayor, Edison, 1969-1973; served in the New Jersey senate, 1974-1980; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; died on October 31, 1998; interment in St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present