Joseph Matthew GAYDOS, Congress, PA (1926)


GAYDOS, Joseph Matthew, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Braddock, Allegheny County, Pa., July 3, 1926; attended Duquesne University, 1945-1947; University of Notre Dame Law School, LL.B., 1951; admitted to the bar in 1952 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; served in the Pacific theater with the U.S. Navy Reserves, 1944-1946; Pennsylvania State senate, 1967-1968; deputy attorney general, Pennsylvania; assistant solicitor of Allegheny County; former general counsel to United Mine Workers of America, district five; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the Ninetieth and to the Ninety-first Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Elmer J. Holland, and reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses, (November 5, 1968-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; is a resident of McKeesport, Pa.

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