John H. Terry

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John Hart Terry
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by James M. Hanley
Succeeded by Frank Horton
Personal details
Born (1924-11-14)November 14, 1924
Syracuse, New York
Died October 20, 2001(2001-10-20) (aged 76)
Syracuse, New York
Political party Republican Party
Spouse(s) Catherine Jean Terry
Catherine Jean
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Syracuse University College of Law

John Hart Terry (November 14, 1924 – October 20, 2001) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Terry was born in Syracuse, New York and graduated from Most Holy Rosary in 1941. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1945 and received a law degree from Syracuse University in 1948. He served in the United States Army from 1943 until 1946 and received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his service during World War II. He served on the Onondaga County Board of Supervisors from 1948 until 1958. He was assistant secretary to the Governor of New York from 1959 until 1961. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1963 until 1970. He was elected to Congress in 1970 and served from January 3, 1971 until January 3, 1973.

After leaving Congress Terry was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation. After leaving Niagara Mohawk in 1987 he returned to practicing law in Syracuse. In retirement he resided in Syracuse and Vero Beach, Florida.

Terry was buried at Saint Mary's Cemetery in DeWitt, New York.

He was married to Catherine Jean Terry and had 4 daughters; Catherine Jean, Lynn, Susan, and M.Carole.


New York Assembly
Preceded by
George P. Savage
New York State Assembly, Onondaga County 2nd District
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New York State Assembly, 134th District
Succeeded by
Charles Stockmeister
Preceded by
Verner Ingram
New York State Assembly, 121st District
Succeeded by
Thomas Murphy
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James M. Hanley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th congressional district

Succeeded by
Frank Horton

He did not have a daughter named Catherine Jean, he raised a child named Catherine Jean who was not his biological child.