Party affiliation: Democrat
Joseph Matthew Gaydos, American former congressman, lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1953. Decorated 2 Battle Stars. Member Allegheny County Bar Association, American Legion, Catholic War Veterans (Man of Year award), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sons of Italy, McKeesport American-Slovak Club, Croatian Fraternal Union, Jednota, Polish National Alliance, University Notre Dame Alumni Society.
Member Pennsylvania Senate for 45th District, 1967-1968. Deputy attorney general Pennsylvania, 1955. Assistant solicitor Allegheny County.
General counsel district 5 United Mine Workers American, then legal counsel district 50. Member United States Congress from 20th Pennsylvania District, 1968—1992. Attorney-at-law Gaydos, Gaydos & Associates.
Seaman 2/C United States Navy, 1944, served in Naval Reserve Amphibious Forces United States Navy, 1944-1946, South Pacific, Philippines & Far East, S/M-3/C United States Navy.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
1967 - 1968
1968 - 1992
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