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Federal Election Commission Nomination of John W. McGarry and Samuel D. Zagoria To Be Members.

April 07, 1978

The President today announced that he will renominate John W. McGarry and Samuel D. Zagoria to be members of the Federal Election Commission for terms expiring April 30, 1983. McGarry and Zagoria were nominated during the last session of the Senate but were not confirmed before adjournment.

McGarry was born June 11, 1922, in Boston, Mass. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and after the war graduated from Holy Cross College and earned a law degree at Georgetown Law Center.

From 1959 to 1963, McGarry served as assistant attorney general of Massachusetts. He then combined private law practice with service as chief counsel for the Special Committee to Investigate Campaign Expenditures, which was created as a temporary unit every 2 years until 1972 to oversee House elections.

Since 1973 McGarry has been special counsel on elections to the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Zagoria was born April 9, 1919, in Somerville, N.J. He was a reporter and an editor for the Washington Post for 10 years and was a 1954 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He served for 10 years as administrative assistant to Senator Clifford Case of New Jersey.

Zagoria is a former member of the National Labor Relations Board. He is now director of the Labor-Management Relations Service, which is sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors to provide leaders of local government with information and education on municipal labormanagement relations.

Jimmy Carter, Federal Election Commission Nomination of John W. McGarry and Samuel D. Zagoria To Be Members. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245011

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