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Raymond J. McGrath

Raymond Joseph (Ray) McGrath (born March 27, 1942) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He was a Republican from New York.

Raymond J. McGrath
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byJohn W. Wydler
Succeeded byGary Ackerman
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 19th district
In office
January 1, 1977 – December 31, 1980
Preceded byJohn S. Thorp Jr.
Succeeded byDean Skelos
Personal details
Raymond Joseph McGrath

(1942-03-27) March 27, 1942 (age 77)
Valley Stream, New York
Alma materState University of New York at Brockport
New York University

McGrath was born in Valley Stream, New York. He graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport in 1963 and received an M.A. from New York University in 1968. Then he taught biology. From 1965 to 1971, he also served as Commissioner of the Hempstead Parks and Recreation Bureau.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 1980, sitting in the 182nd and 183rd New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Republican to the 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st and 102nd United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1981, to January 3, 1993. Afterwards he became the president of the Beer Institute.

He is currently President of the Downey McGrath Group Inc. in Washington, D.C.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Raymond J. McGrath (id: M000458)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
New York Assembly
Preceded by
John S. Thorp Jr.
New York State Assembly
19th District

Succeeded by
Dean Skelos
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John W. Wydler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Gary Ackerman