Stuyvesant Wainwright

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Stuyvesant Wainwright
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1961
Preceded by Ernest Greenwood
Succeeded by Otis G. Pike
Personal details
Born (1921-03-16)March 16, 1921
New York City, New York
Died March 6, 2010(2010-03-06) (aged 88)
Wainscott, New York
Political party Republican
Alma mater Yale Law School
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Battles/wars World War II

Stuyvesant Wainwright II (March 16, 1921 – March 6, 2010) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.[1]

Wainwright was born in New York City, the son of Carroll Livingston Wainwright and Edith Gould, daughter of financier George Jay Gould. He moved to East Hampton, New York in 1927. He served in the United States Army from January 30, 1942 until December 13, 1945 during World War II. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1947. He was elected to Congress in 1952 and served from January 3, 1953 until January 3, 1961. He narrowly lost a re-election bid in 1960 against Democrat Otis G. Pike. He taught political science at Rutgers University from 1960 until 1961. Until his death he was a resident of Wainscott, New York.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ernest Greenwood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

1953–1961
Succeeded by
Otis G. Pike