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Berkley W. Bedell

AKA Berkley Warren Bedell

Born: 5-Mar-1921
Birthplace: Spirit Lake, IA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Iowa, 1975-87

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1942-45, 1st Lt.)

Runs a fishing tackle, rod, and accessories business. Berkley suffers from Lyme Disease, contracted from a tick bite during a fishing trip. Through alternative medicine, he claims to be free of both lyme disease and a later diagnosis of prostate cancer. He founded the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine.

Father: Warren Berkley Bedell
Mother: Virginia Price
Wife: Elinor Healy (m. 1943)
Son: Thomas Bedell

    High School: Spirit Lake High School, Spirit Lake, IA (1939)
    University: Iowa State University (attended 1940-42)

    US Congressman, Iowa 6th (3-Jan-1975 to 3-Jan-1987)
    Iowa State Official Board of Education, Spirit Lake, IA (1957-62)
    Berkley Industries, Inc. Founder/Owner
    American Legion
    Izaak Walton League of America
    Kiwanis Club
    Obama for America
    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
    Risk Factors: Lyme Disease, Prostate Cancer

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