John E. Cunningham

John Edward Cunningham III. ( Born March 27, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois ) is a former American politician. Between 1977 and 1979 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Cunningham attended until 1948 the Scituate High School in Massachusetts and then studied until 1953 at the University of San Francisco in California. Until 1958 he continued his studies at Seattle University in Washington State. Between 1953 and 1954 he was part of the reserve of the U.S. Air Force. Later he worked as a private businessman.

Politically, Cunningham joined the Republican Party. Between 1973 and 1975 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Washington; 1975 to 1977 he was a member of the State Senate. Following the resignation of Congressman Brock Adams Cunningham was at the due election for the seventh parliamentary mandate of the State of Washington as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he joined on 17 May 1977 at its new mandate. Since 1978, however, he Democrat Mike Lowry defeated in the regular congressional elections of the year, he could finish only the opened term of his predecessor in Congress until January 3, 1979.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives to Cunningham retired from politics. Today he lives in Zenith in Washington State.