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Federal Election Commission Nomination of John W. McGarry To Be a Commissioner.

September 26, 1977

The President today announced that be will nominate John W. McGarry, of Massachusetts, to be a Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission. He would replace Neil Staebler, term expired.

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 University 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 bas been special counsel on elections to the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jimmy Carter, Federal Election Commission Nomination of John W. McGarry To Be a Commissioner. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242393