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Congressman , Lawyer

Stuyvesant Wainwright, II, American lawyer, former congressman. Special mission to Vietnam with Lieutenant General James Gavin, 1967.


II, Stuyvesant Wainwright, was born on March 16, 1921 in New York City. Son of Carroll L. and Edith Catherine (Gould) W.


Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1947.


With, Satterlee, Warfield & Stephens, New York City, 1947-1949;partner, Evarts, Balzell, Wainwright & Baker, New York City, 1949-1952;partner, Wainwright & Matthews, Huntington, New York, 1953-1964;partner, Walker, Beale, Wainwright & Wolf, New York City, 1965-1970;partner, Battle, Fowler, Lidstone, Jaffin, Pierce & Kheel, New York City, 1970-1975;private practice law, Wainscott, New York, since 1975. Chairman of the Board Miltope Corporation, Plainview, New York, 1975-1979. Authur T. Vanderbilt professor political science Rutgers, 1961-1962.

Member 83d-86th Congresses, 1st District New York. Special congressional mission to Far East, 1953.


  • Special mission to Vietnam with Lieutenant General James Gavin, 1967.


Board of directors Southampton Hospital, New York, 1980-1986, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, 1980-1986. Vestry St. Luke's Church of East Hampton. Member Society for Preservation Long Island Antiquities, 1987-1990.

With Office of Strategic Services, United States Army, 1942-1945. Member Masons, Union Club, Maidstone Club, Cruising Club American, Phi DeltaPhi.


Married Janet Parsons, June 12, 1941. Children: Stuyvesant III, Jonathan Mayhew, Janet Snowden Kirby-Smith, Laura Livingston.

Carroll L. W.

Edith Catherine (Gould) W.

Janet Parsons

Stuyvesant III

Jonathan Mayhew II

Janet Snowden Kirby-Smith II

Laura Livingston II