Gene Andrew Maguire
(born March 11, 1939) is a domestic and foreign affairs public policy specialist who represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district (western Bergen County) from 1975 to 1981.
Early Life and Education
Maguire attended Budlong Elementary School in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey in 1956. He received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1961, and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1966. He was awarded the George F. Baker, Danforth Foundation, Woodrow Wilson, and Ford Foundation’s Foreign Area Training scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate studies.
Maguire was an advisor on political and security affairs in the United States Department of State from 1966–1969, and a member of the United States Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. He was director of the Urban Development Program for Jamaica, Queens, New York from 1969–1972, and a consultant in the National Affairs Division of the Ford Foundation from 1972-1974.
Maguire was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth, Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses, serving in office from January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981. In his first election to Congress in a Republican district, he defeated William B. Widnall - one of the most senior members in the House.
Maguire served on the Health and Environment, Energy, and Oversight subcommittees of the House Commerce Committee and helped found the New Members’ Caucus. In Congress, he worked on:
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