Clark MacGregor

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Clark MacGregor (1969)

Clark MacGregor (born July 12, 1922 in Minneapolis , Minnesota , †  February 10, 2003 in Pompano Beach , Florida ) was an American politician . Between 1961 and 1971 he represented the state of Minnesota in the US House of Representatives .


After Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Clark MacGregor attended Dartmouth College in Hanover ( New Hampshire ) until 1946 . He then studied law at the University of Minnesota until 1948 . During the Second World War he had interrupted his training to serve as a soldier in the US Army . He worked for the Army Intelligence Service OSS . MacGregor worked in the profession after his admission to the bar.

Politically, he became a member of the Republican Party . In 1964 and 1968 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions . In the 1960 congressional elections, he was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC in the third constituency of Minnesota , where he succeeded Roy Wier on January 3, 1961 . After four re-elections, he was able to complete five consecutive terms in Congress by January 3, 1971 . During this time, the beginning of the Vietnam War and the climax of the civil rights movement fell. In addition, the 23rd , 24th and 25th amendments to the Constitution were passed in Congress at that time.

In 1970 MacGregor decided not to run again for the US House of Representatives. Instead, he applied for a seat in the US Senate . He was defeated by the former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey . In 1970 MacGregor served on the Advisory Board to President Richard Nixon , responsible for relations between the President and Congress. Between July and November 1972 he chaired the committee for the re-election of President Nixon. He was apparently not involved in the Watergate affair .

In the years after 1972, Clark MacGregor retired from politics. He worked as a private businessman and died on February 10, 2003 in Pompano Beach.

Web links

  • Clark MacGregor in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)