Charles McCurdy Mathias, Jr. was born July 24, 1922 in Frederick, Maryland. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While there, he served as Captain in the Naval Reserve. He went to college at Yale and then to Haverford in 1944. He received a law degree from the University of Maryland Law School in 1949. He practiced law in Frederick, Maryland and served as a Representative and Senator of Maryland. From 1953 to 1954, he was the Assistant Attorney General of Maryland. Several years later, he was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and was elected to the Eighty-seventh Congress as a Republican. At the time of this interview he lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland and he practiced law in Washington, D.C.
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