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Charles Mathias

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Charles Mathias

(1922 – 2010)

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Charles Mathias

Charles Mathias
(1922 – 2010)

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Charles Mathias

(1922 – 2010)
About Charles
This is a tribute to Charles Mathias. Charles McCurdy "Mac" Mathias, Jr. was a Republican former member of the United States Senate, representing Maryland from 1969 to 1987. He was also a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1959 to 1960, and of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 6th congressional district of Maryland from 1961 to 1969.
Born in Frederick, Maryland, Charles Mathias graduated from Haverford College and attended Yale University followed by the University of Maryland School of Law; he then served in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war, he worked as a lawyer and was elected to the state legislature in 1958. In 1960, he was elected to the
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U.S. House of Representatives from Western Maryland. He served in the House for eight years, where he aligned himself with the then-influential liberal wing of the Republican Party.
Charles Mathias was elected to the Senate in 1968, unseating incumbent Democrat Daniel Brewster. He continued his record as a liberal Republican in the Senate, and frequently clashed with the conservative wing of the party. For a few months in late 1975 and early 1976, Charles Mathias considered running an insurgent presidential campaign in an attempt to stave off the increasing influence of conservative Republicans led by Ronald Reagan.
His confrontations with conservatives cost him several leadership positions in the Senate,
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including chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee. Despite isolation from his conservative colleagues, Charles Mathias played an influential role in fostering African American civil rights, ending the Vietnam War, preserving the Chesapeake Bay, and constructing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He retired from the Senate in 1987, having served in Congress for 25 years.
Charles Mathias passed away at his home on January 25th, 2010. This is a memorial dedicated to Charles Mathias and his life. May he rest in peace.
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Charles Mathias

This is a tribute to Charles Mathias. Charles McCurdy "Mac" Mathias, Jr. was a Republican former member of the United States Senate, representing Maryland from 1969 to 1987. He was also a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1959 to 1960, and of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 6th congressional district of Maryland from 1961 to 1969.
Born in Frederick, Maryland, Charles Mathias graduated from Haverford College and attended Yale University followed by the University of Maryland School of Law; he then served in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war, he worked as a lawyer and was elected to the state legislature in 1958. In 1960, he was elected to the...

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