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Former Congressman Edward Mezinsky was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1968. Mezvinsky then served two terms (1973-1977) in the U.S. House of Representatives for Iowa’s first district. He was a member of the House Judiciary Committee which recommended the impeachment of President Nixon. President Carter appointed Mezvinsky as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 1977, which he held until 1979.
This collection includes materials related to Mezvinsky's service in public office. Subjects include his experience on the House Judiciary Committee during its investigations of President Richard M. Nixon, and its recommendation for impeachment, his time as Representative of the U.S. on the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations, political campaign materials, and his childhood in Ames, Iowa.
For more information, please see the collection’s finding aid.