Clifford P. Case

Clifford Philip Case ( born April 16, 1904 in Franklin Park, New Jersey; † March 5, 1982 in Washington DC ) was an American politician ( Republican), who represented the State of New Jersey in both chambers of Congress.

Clifford Case attended the public schools in Poughkeepsie (New York ) and then first the Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in 1925. Three years later, he passed his law exams at the Law School of Columbia University in New York City. There he began to practice as a lawyer after he had been still recorded in the same year in the Bar Association.

1938 Case member of the City Council of Rahway, where he remained until 1942. In that year he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly, the lower house of the state Legislature. There he took his seat from 1943 right up to 1945, before he moved on January 3, 1945 for the first time after his successful election to the House of Representatives of the United States, where he represented the 6th District of New Jersey until 16 August 1953. He resigned as deputy to become President of the Fund for the Republic, a liberal think tank.

Case was an opponent of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and had to therefore deal with conservative members of his own party, as in 1954 applied for a seat in the Senate. During the election campaign published a newspaper from New Jersey an interview with Bella Dodd, who had formerly counted the command staff of the Communist Party. This indicated Cases sister Adelaide was an active member of several Communist groups. Later it turned out that those Adelaide Case was a 1948 late professor who stood in no relation to the politicians.

In the Senate election case met the Democrats Charles R. Howell, who also sat for New Jersey in the House of Representatives. This he defeated with a very narrow margin. During his next term of office, which lasted from 3 January 1955 to January 3, 1979 Case one of the most liberal Republican senators in the Congress was history. He met three times successfully for re-election and was in 1973 one of the authors of the Case- Church Amendment, which prevented the expansion of activities of the U.S. military in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In 1968 he received at the Republican National Convention 22 votes as a presidential candidate; was nominated Richard Nixon.

1978 Case wanted to apply for a further term of office, but he was defeated in the Republican Primary his conservative opponents Jeffrey Bell. This in turn lost the actual election to Democrat Bill Bradley. Clifford Case resigned on January 3, 1979 the Senate; to this day he is the last Republican who won a Senate election in New Jersey. Although later there was with Nicholas F. Brady still a Republican Senator, but this has only been appointed. After his political career, Case worked for a law firm in New York and has lectured at the Political Science Research Institute at Rutgers University. He died in 1982 in Washington and was buried in Somerville.