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Joseph Matthew Gaydos

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.

Background

  • Gaydos, Joseph Matthew was born on July 3, 1926 in Braddock, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Elona (Magella) Gaydos.

  • Education

    • Student, Duquesne University. Bachelor of Laws, University Notre Dame, 1951.

    Career

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1953.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • Married Alice Ann Gray, November 26, 1955. Children: Joseph Matthew, Colleen, Kathleen, Kelly, Tammy.
    • father: John Gaydos
    • mother: Elona (Magella) Gaydos
    • spouse: Alice Ann Gray
    • children: Joseph Matthew Gaydos
    • Colleen Gaydos
    • Kathleen Gaydos
    • Kelly Gaydos
    • Tammy Gaydos
    Joseph Matthew Gaydos
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    Nationality
    • 1951
      University Notre Dame
    • 1955
      deputy attorney, general Pennsylvania
    • 1967 - 1968
      Member, Pennsylvania Senate for 45th District
    • 1968 - 1992
      member, United States Congress from 20th Pennsylvania District
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